Gainesville DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving
A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to 1203 NW 12th Avenue to investigate a traffic crash. The driver stated that she was driving to her boyfriend’s house, which was just a few blocks away. The office noted that the driver was slightly wobbly and had a moderate odor of alcohol coming from her, as well as bloodshot and watery eyes. The officer asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver agreed to do.
The first exercise was the horizontal gaze nystagmus, during which the officer stated he observed distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation in both eyes. On the walk and turn exercise, the officer noted that the driver could not keep her balance, missed heel to toe on most of the steps, and stepped off the line.
Based on the driver’s performance, she was placed under arrest and asked to provide a breath sample that the driver agreed to provide. The results of the breath test were .175 and .191.
The driver hired Meldon Law. The Meldon Law attorney sent a written formal request highlighting why the driver should be considered for the DUI Deferral Program. Ultimately the driver was approved and was allowed to participate in the DUI Deferral Program. The driver completed the program successfully, which resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving charge and the driver receiving a withhold of adjudication.
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DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: July 28, 2019).