Client driving home, but fails to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Officer noted the odor of alcohol beverage and the client admits drinking. The client refused roadsides and the blood or breath test. We were able to find reliable, independent witnesses who saw the client earlier in the evening and would have testified that he showed no signs of impairment. Based upon that and the lack of certain common indicia of intoxication, I was able to get the DUI charged dismissed in its entirety. In its place, the client pled guilty to Careless Driving with a stipulation to no jail.
on July 11, 2016