DUI Reduced after 6 years; No Conviction - DUI
Our wedding planner client was leaving one of her events when she was became aware she was beginning to feel impaired. She pulled over and stopped in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The Jacksonville Beach Police Dept. received a call from another driver giving them her car description as a drunk driver. The arresting officer located her in her car in the parking lot, had her exit the car and perform field sobriety exercises. She failed and was arrested for DUI. She blew over double the limit on her breath test. We filed a motion to suppress the evidence because the tip about the drunk driver was anonymous (they had a name but it was not correct; they located the informant but never got his full account of events). Although it took us six years to convince the State to do so, they reduced the charge to Reckless Driving. She pled No Contest for No Conviction and court costs.