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.
My client was arrested for a second DUI offense within 5 years and was facing mandatory jail time. The arresting officers wrote in the Arrest Affidavit that she was speeding and driving recklessly by weaving in and out of traffic. They wrote that she could hardly maintain her balance and was very unsteady on her feet.
When I reviewed the DUI video, I though it must be a mistake. My client had no slurred speech and appeared to be perfectly sober. At her Formal Review Hearing before the DHSMV the hearing officer found that the testimony of the police was contradicted by the video and set aside my client’s DL suspension.
I announced “ready” for trial. Minutes before the jurors entered into the courtroom, the prosecutor reduced the charge to reckless driving. Just past the midway point of her one-year term of probation, I filed a motion asking the judge to terminate my client’s probation early. Motion GRANTED!