DUI - Driving Under the Influence / Driving Cases / Alcohol Related Cases

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DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Our client, J.L., was arrested for DUI in Jacksonville. Our client was involved in a traffic crash that was his fault. When the Florida State Trooper made contact with J.L., he noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from our client. He was also unsteady on his feet as he stood to talk with the trooper. Our client requested to be transported to the hospital by rescue and was taken to Shands. The trooper went to the hospital as well and made contact with J.L. again. Once there, the trooper smelled alcohol on our client again, his speech was slurred, and he was talking about random subjects no pertaining to the trooper's questions. The officer read J.L. his Miranda Rights and requested that our client answer some questions. Our client refused to talk to the trooper further and when the officer requested our client give blood, he refused that also. Our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm analyzed the case further and was able to get all charges DROPPED and the traffic ticket DISMISSED.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Our client, S.S., was on probation for DUI and was arrested for another DUI, and was therefore also was also charged with Violation of Probation. The police, while on probation, S.S. drove over a curb, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot, watery eyes, admitted to drinking 6-8 beers and one Lemon Drop shot, was unsteady as he exited his car, refused to do the Field Sobriety Exercises and refused to blow into the Breathilizer. Our client was exposed to 15 months in jail. Through hard work, our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers were able to get the new DUI dropped to a Reckless Driving charge and S.S. was able to continue probation.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Our client, B.M., was charged with DUI. The police said that he crossed over the marker lines for his lane and he ran off the roadway. He blew .105 and .102, over the .08 limit. The police said our client had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred and mumbled speech, with a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and performed poorly on the Field Sobriety Exercises. Our client was exposed to 6 months in jail. Our Jacksonville DUI Attorneys were able to get the DUI reduced to a Reckless Driving charge and all traffic citations were dismissed.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence - Violation of Probation

Our client, P.N. was charged with Violation of DUI Probation. The Violation Report alleged that P.N. was in possession of 3 AR-15 rifles, 7 revolvers, 7 automatic guns, 2 shotguns, 2 AR-15 magazines, 9 semi-automatic pistol magazines, 10 boxes of ammunition, shotgun shells, and loose rounds. The Violation Report also showed that P.N. had not completed community service hours, had not completed the Victim Impact Panel, had not completed DUI School, and had not paid all of his court costs. P.N was exposed to 6 months in jail. Our Jacksonville DUI Attorneys were able to get his probation terminated with no jail time served.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Our client, O.M., was charged with DUI. O.M. was pulled over at a Sobriety Checkpoint. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol coming from O.M.'s breath. The police officer said the Field Sobriety exercises were performed poorly and O.M was arrested. O.M. was exposed to 6 months in jail. Our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm was able to get the DUI charge DROPPED.

Driving on a Suspended License

Our client, D.G, was arrested and charged with two counts of Driving on a Suspended License – Knowingly. While out on bond on that charge, he was arrested again for Driving on a Suspended License – Knowingly. All three charges are first degree misdemeanors punishable for up to three years in jail. Our Jacksonville Criminal Lawyers were able to get one charge dropped, a “withhold of adjudication” on one, and an adjudication on the third. He did NOT get sentenced to any jail time and this disposition helped his chances of cleaning up his driver’s license and avoiding a “Habitual Traffic Offender” designation.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Our client, K.H., was charged with DUI, DUI with Damage, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Attended Property. She left the scene of an accident and the police were called. Police said that she had the moderate odor of alcohol on her breath, glassy eyes, flushed face, and fell asleep in the patrol car. The officer conducted Field Sobriety Exercises and based on them, arrested K.H for DUI. At the jail, K.H. blew .118 and .122, which is over the legal limit of .08. Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers were able to get the DUI reduced to a Reckless Driving with a Withhold of Adjudication. That means she was NOT convicted of ANY crime.

DUI – Driving Under the Influence

Our client, J.B., was charged with DUI. He ran a red light and was pulled over by Jacksonville police. He had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He had a flushed face with watery, bloodshot eyes. J.B. admitted to drinking 4 beers and taking Xanax that night. He performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises. Our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm was able to get his DUI charge reduced to a Reckless Driving and J.B was NOT convicted of ANY crime.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence with Damage - Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Damage

Our client, K.J. was charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Damage. She hit several mailboxes and a cable box in a gated neighborhood. The car K.J was driving has two blown out tires on the driver's side of the car. She had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath, slurred speech, and her eyes were very glassy, red, and watery. Our client admitted to the police that she drank one beer and two shots of Southern Comfort. The police asked her to perform the Field Sobriety Exercises. She could not perform the One Leg Stand. She missed her nose on all five attempts in the Finger to Nose Exercise. K.J had a hard time keeping her balance throughout the whole encounter with the police. She blew .132 and .133, which is well over the legal limit of .08. Our Jacksonville DUI Attorneys were able to get the DUI reduced to a Reckless Driving charge and the Leaving the Scene of an Accident charge was DROPPED.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Our client, J.W., was arrested and charged with DUI or Driving Under the Influence, his second DUI within 5 years. J.W. crashed his car into a ditch and his car overturned. He was found in the driver's seat while the car was upside down. J.W. was transported to the hospital. The police officer arrived and noticed that J.W.'s speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol. J.W. admitted to drinking and taking Xanax. The police officer said J.W. gave consent to get his blood drawn and it was found that he was drinking alcohol prior to the crash and Xanax was found in his blood. After investigating the way our client's blood was drawn and breaking down the case, our Jacksonville DUI Lawyers were able to get the DUI dropped to a Reckless Driving charge.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Violation of Probation

Our client, C.K., sentenced to probation for DUI for 6 months. He was supposed to do 50 hours of community service, attend DUI school, attend the Victim Impact Panel, pay court costs, and impound his car for 10 days. When C.K. retained our law firm, he had been on probation for 12 months and had done NONE of the things he was ordered to do. Not only did he do nothing while on probation, he also was arrested for Driving on a Suspended License while he was on probation. He could have bee violated on his probation in every way possible. Our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm was able to keep C.K. out of jail on the violation of probation and we were able to get his DUI probation terminated.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and Drug Crimes - Possession of Less than 20 grams of marijuana

Our client, D.W., was arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and Possession of Less than 20 Grams of Marijuana in Clay County, Florida. Two months later, while the first case was pending, D.W. was arrested again for another charge of DUI and Possession of Less than 20 grams of marijuana. D.W. had 4 criminal charges and was exposed to over 3 years in jail. Through hard work and determination, our Jacksonville DUI Lawyers were able to get one DUI DROPPED and both drug possession charges DROPPED.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

Our client, T.B., was arrested in Jacksonville for DUI. Police say T.B. drove over a raised median at 10:55 p.m. After being pulled over, the officer said he smelled alcohol on our client's breath and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. The officer said he swayed noticeably. T.B. agreed to participate in Field Sobriety Exercises. During the walk and turn exercise, the police said T.B. swayed the whole time, stepped off the line and raised his arms for balance. During the one leg stand, police say T.B. lost his balance from the start, hopped, and raised his arms for balance. On the alphabet exercise, the officer observed T.B. swaying and sang the alphabet. On the finger to nose exercise, the officer again said T.B. was swaying noticeably and had to be told to remove his finger from his nose after each attempt. Our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm was able to get this Jacksonville DUI DROPPED.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Our client, T.N., was arrested in St. Johns County on two counts of misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident. While driving, T.N. hit two trees on private property and left the scene without stopping. On the same drive, she then hit a fence on someone else's private property and drove away again. She was later found by police and arrested. Because the criminal charges were 2nd degree misdemeanors, T.N. faced up to 60 days in jail on each charge. After investigating the case further and discussing our client's mental state with the prosecutor, our St. Johns County Criminal Defense Firm was able to get T.N.'s case diverted to a program where she would have to complete some community service and take a driver improvement class. Upon the completion of the program, all charges will be DISMISSED.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) - Violation of Probation

Our client, B.T., was arrested for violating his DUI probation in Jacksonville. He was placed on probation for DUI in November, 2000. While on probation, B.T. was supposed to perform all the 1st DUI minimum penalties, including DUI school, attend the Victim's Impact Panel, perform 50 hours of community service, 10 day motor vehicle impound, and pay a fine. A capias (bench warrant) was issued in February, 2001 because B.T. did NOTHING while on probation. He was arrested for the violation of probation in 2009, 8 years later. Our Jacksonville Probation Law Firm was able to get B.T. out of jail and complete most of what was required . Our client stayed out of jail and our Jacksonville Probation Attorneys were able to get the probation terminated.

Disorderly Intoxication - Public Disturbance

Our client, J.T., was arrested in Jacksonville for disorderly intoxication. The police were dispatched to a bar in reference to a drunk male being combative in the parking lot. When the officer arrived, an employee of the bar said that J.T. was in the bar earlier in the evening having some drinks. She then said she walked out to the parking lot at 2:00 a.m. and saw J.T. laying on the ground and licking its face. J.T. was unresponsive when she tried to talk to him. The officer saw J.T. laying on the ground without a shirt and shoes. He was unresponsive, so rescue was called. The rescue personnel said that J.T. was fine. Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys were able to get J.T. into a diversion program and at the completion of the program, all of his charges will be DROPPED.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Our client, C.S., was arrested for DUI in Jacksonville with a traffic accident. Police were dispatched to a traffic crash and arrived to a single car crash where our client drove into a ditch. Two witnesses saw the crash and said C.S. was in the car alone and people playing baseball across the street came over to help our client out of the car. The witnesses saw C.S. staggering around seeming impaired. Rescue responded and said he was fine. A DUI officer made contact with our client and detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, saw that he had watery and bloodshot eyes, heard mumbled speech, and noticed that he had a flushed face. The DUI officer also thought he was unsteady because C.S. had to use the officer's car to brace himself. C.S. admitted to drinking a couple of beers at a club. Police reported that he did poorly on the field sobriety exercises. Our Jacksonville DUI Lawyers were able to investigate the case further and get his charges reduced to a Reckless Driving charge. The DUI charge was DISMISSED in Jacksonville.

DUI - Violation of Probation - Driving on a Suspended License

Our client, J.W., was on probation for DUI in Jacksonville and as a result of being on probation, his driver's license was suspended for 6 months. After being placed on probation for DUI, J.W. was pulled over and was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended license. This charge is another misdemeanor, but more importantly, a reason for his probation officer to violate him. Once our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm was hired, we had our client placed on the judge's calendar for review of probation rather than just waiting for a warrant to be issued once the violation report was concluded. Our Jacksonville Probation Lawyers were able to avoid a violation of probation, avoid any jail time, and avoid a conviction on the driving on a suspended license misdemeanor.

DUI - Driving Under the Influence - Speeding

Our client, J.G., was arrested for DUI in Jacksonville. A Florida State Trooper was running radar just east of the inter coastal waterway on Beach Blvd. He clocked our client going 86 in a posted 45. After our client pulled over, the trooper observed that our client has bloodshot and watery eyes, could smell the odor of alcohol on our client's breath, and reported our client's speech was slurred. Our client consented to do field sobriety exercises and did not perform them well. On the walk and turn test, the trooper said our client lost his balance 4 times during the instructional phase, stepped off the line, and almost fell during the turn. On the one leg stand, our client raised his arms for balance, stumbled, put his foot down, swayed, and hopped. (all clues of impairment) Our client was then arrested for DUI and taken to the police memorial building where he refused to blow into the breathilizer. Our Jacksonville DUI Attorneys were able to get the DUI charge reduced to a Reckless Driving and our client avoided the DUI.

DUI in Jacksonville

Our client, R.A., was arrested for DUI in Jacksonville. A JSO officer saw our client abruptly drive around a car at a red light and went through the light. The officer turned on his blue lights and attempted to stop R.A.'s vehicle. He reported that she pulled in the emergency lane and continued to drive approximately 200 yards before coming to a stop. Upon making contact with our client, the officer observed that our client had glassy eyes and her speech was slurred. Our client admitted to having a glass of wine. That officer called a DUI enforcement officer at that time. The DUI officer observed that R.A. has the moderate odor of alcohol coming from her mouth as she spoke, that her speech was dry, her eyes were glassy, and her face was flushed. When he instructed R.A. to get out of the car, the DUI officer said R.A. was unsteady while standing. R.A. admitted to drinking 2 glasses of wine, which was allegedly different than what she told the first officer. R.A. performed field sobriety exercises and the officer determined her to be impaired. Our client refused to take the breathilizer test. Our Jacksonville DUI Attorneys filed a Motion to Suppress in R.A.'s case, stating that the officer did not have reasonable suspicion to detain R.A. initially, did not have reasonable suspicion to ask her to perform field sobriety exercises, and did not have probable cause to arrest her for DUI. After an extensive hearing, our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm was able to get the state attorney to drop the DUI charge and allow our client to enter a plea to a Reckless Driving. She was NOT adjudicated guilty of any crime, which means she was NOT convicted.

DUI Violation of Probation - Driving on a Suspended License

Our client, R.H., was arrested for driving on a suspended license in Jacksonville. Our client was on DUI probation and the new Jacksonville arrest put him in violation. A new arrest will always violate you while on probation and even if the new charge is ultimately dropped, you can still be found in violation by being arrested. When you are arrested for a DUI, you lose your license for a period of time and if you are caught driving while it is suspended, that is a new charge. Our Jacksonville Probation Attorneys worked the case and our client was not convicted of the driving on a suspended license charge, did not serve any jail time on either the new charge or the violation of probation, and was reinstated on probation.

DUI - Careless Driving

Our client, J.R., was arrested for DUI in Jacksonville. He was cited at fault for a traffic accident where he rear-ended another vehicle. At the scene, police officers observed that J.R. had glassy eyes, slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol. J.R. told JSO he had consumed Jack Daniels and coke prior to driving. Our client consented to performing Field Sobriety Exercises and the officer said he performed poorly. J.R. was arrested for DUI and taken to the jail where he blew into the breathalyzer. J.R. blew .10 and .10, both blows being over the .08 limit. Our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm presented mitigation evidence to the prosecutor's office and J.R. was NOT CONVICTED of DUI. His charge was amended to reckless driving.

DUI - Driving on an Expired License - Careless Driving

Our client, C.A., was arrested for DUI in Jacksonville. Our client's car was observed traveling at a high rate of speed passing cars. Police caught up to his truck and pulled C.A. over. Upon making contact, C.A. told police he did not have a driver's license. When asked to get out of the vehicle, C.A. was unsteady and put his hand on his truck to support himself. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from C.A.'s breath, observed that his eyes were glassy, and his face was flushed. C.A. told police he was coming from a bar and had 2 beers. After doing field sobriety exercises, C.A. was arrested. When he blew into the breathilizer, C.A. blew .099 and .098, both over the legal limit of .08. Our Jacksonville DUI Lawyers were able to get the charge reduced to a reckless driving charge.

DUI

Our client, M.B., was arrested for DUI in Jacksonville. Police observed our client driving his car pulling a trailer. The tail lights on the trailer were not working properly and were not illuminated. JSO pulled him over. M.B. stopped in the roadway in the right outside lane. Police say our client jumped out of his car to show them a broken electric connector on the tail lights. The officer observed that our client was unsteady on his feet and staggered as he walked. M.B. also had red, watery eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. When the officer requested our client's driver's license, he fumbled to find it in his wallet. M.B. admitted to having one beer prior to driving. He performed the field sobriety exercises and the officer believed that our client was impaired. Once arrested, M.B. refused to blow into the breathilizer. Our Jacksonville DUI Law Firm was able to get the DUI charge amended to a reckless driving.

DUI

Our client, E.M. was arrested for DU I in Atlantic Beach. The officer saw our client make a wide turn and his right tires crossed onto the fog line. The officer claimed he saw E.M. weave slightly as he drove and paced his car at 53 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer activated his blue lights and our client pulled over. Upon making contact with E.N., the officer noticed the moderate odor of alcohol coming from our client's breath and his eyes were watery and very bloodshot. E.M. admitted to having 1 or 2 beers that night. He agreed to do the field sobriety exercises and the officer made the determination that he was impaired. Once he was arrested, E.M. blew .111 and .111, which is over the limit of .08. After entering into negotiations with the prosecutor, our Jacksonville DUI Attorneys were able the get the charge reduced to Reckless Driving and our client was NOT CONVICTED of any crime.

Felony Driving on a Suspended License

Our client, L.T., was arrested for Felony Driving on a Suspended License - Habitual Traffic Offender. If convicted of this felony, he was facing up to 5 years in prison. Our client has been arrested for driving on a suspended license seven times prior to this one. Our Jacksonville Driving Attorneys presented mitigation to the state attorney regarding our client and the felony was dropped with our client serving no jail time.

Disorderly Intoxication

Our client, D.V., was arrested in Jacksonville for disorderly intoxication, a second degree misdemeanor. Our client provided proof that he was enrolled in his employer's Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. Our Jacksonville Disorderly Intoxication Attorneys were able to have the case DIVERTED, then DROPPED. - September 2011

Driving On A Suspended License

Our client, S.B., was arrested in Jacksonville on four charges of driving on a suspended license. With the help of our experienced Jacksonville driving crimes defense attorneys, our client was able to get her driver’s license back and have the charges the reduced to one much lesser charge of not carrying a valid driver’s license, a much better outcome than the alternative. – February 2012

Racing On A Highway

Our client, H.M., was arrested in Jacksonville for racing on a highway, a first degree misdemeanor that carries a mandatory 12 month driver’s license suspension. Our experienced Jacksonville driving crimes defense attorneys were able to have the charge reduced to a withhold of adjudication on reckless driving, and our client had NO POINTS ASSESSED. – February 2012

Driving Under The Influence

Our client, C.B., was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Our client was facing the possibility of losing his NAVY CAREER.. It is a very special event if a State Attorney agrees to a lesser charge than a DUI charge. Furthermore, a DUI conviction would stay on our client’s record for 75 years. Our experienced Jacksonville DUI defense attorneys were able to get the case reduced to a reckless driving charge. Even though, our client was required to go on probation to complete the requirements for a DUI charge, but our client was NEVER CONVICTED. – April 2012

Racing On A Highway

Our client, R.P. was arrested in Jacksonville for racing on a highway, a first degree misdemeanor that carries a mandatory 12 month driver’s license suspension. Our experienced Jacksonville driving crimes defense attorneys were able have the charges changed to a reckless driving charge. Our client was convicted of the reckless driving charge, but only had to serve 50 community service hours, avoiding the mandatory license suspension of the other charge. – May 2012

Habitual Driving On A Suspended License

Our client, J.C. was arrested in Jacksonville on four separate driving on a suspended license charges in a six month period. Our client was convicted on three out of four of the driving charges, making the client a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). This means, should the client get caught driving, the arrest will be for a third degree felony. The client is subject to much harsher treatment going forward, and under the advise, warning and pleading with the client to discontinue driving until the client regains their license; however, our experienced Jacksonville driving crimes defense attorneys were able to avoid jail time AND probation. – June 2012

Driving On A Suspended License

Our client, N.W., was arrested in Jacksonville for driving on a suspended license. Our experienced Jacksonville traffic crimes defense attorneys were able to get our client’s license reinstated. Our firm was able to work with the State Attorney’s Office and have the charge reduced to a No Valid License charge, having all other tickets involved on our client’s license dismissed. – July 2012

Driving On A Suspended License

Our client, S.S., was arrested in Jacksonville for driving on a suspended license, which our client had a history of being charged with. Our client was charged with a 3rd degree felony, exposing our him to up to five years in prison. Our client’s driver’s license was in even worse shape with an additional conviction. However, our experienced Jacksonville driving crime defense attorneys were able to get the case reduced to a misdemeanor conviction, for which he served NO JAIL TIME and NO PROBATION. – October 2012