Levy County DUI Charge Reduced and Avoids Conviction

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Williston Police Department officer observed a vehicle traveling on North West Main Street. The officer then observed the driver of the vehicle approach a stop sign at North West 2nd Avenue and wait for approximately a minute before turning right. The vehicle then drifted left, then allegedly drove 200 feet with its left turn signal on. Based on the driving pattern, the officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The officer stated that she could smell an odor of alcohol and had the driver exit the vehicle. The officer noticed that the driver was swaying and unable to maintain a steady balance. The driver was asked to preform field sobriety exercises, which he agreed to perform. At the conclusion of the field sobriety exercises, the officer ultimately placed the driver under arrest and was transported to the Williston Police Department to provide a breath sample. The driver was read implied consent and refused to provide a breath sample.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon Law did a formal request for the DUI Program. 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 received a withhold of adjudication.

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: January 6, 2018).