Our client and his friend were found passed out inside a vehicle located in a corporate parking lot at 4:30 a.m. When police arrived on the scene, they awoke our client. Police stated that he was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot/watery eyes, slurred speech, and a strong odor of alcohol beverage on his person. After a series of five field sobriety tests, of which he failed all five, officers arrested him for DUI. Once at the jail, the client submitted to a breath test and blew a .144. The legal limit is .08.
Upon review of all the police documents and the body cam of the arrest, Tucker Richardson observed the officer did not advise the client of his right to an independent test after the client had submitted to the breath test. Tucker filed a motion to suppress the breath test. After a hearing, the Judge suppressed the breath test evidence. The prosecutor (reluctantly) agreed to amend the DUI charge to a reckless driving charge and our client paid a $100 fine. Needless to say the client was extremely happy.
Lead Attorney: Tucker Richardson