Success Stories

Court:  Shelby County District Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped almost hitting a patrol car as he ran a red light.  Officer noted odor of alcohol, slurred speech, glassy eyes and failed field sobriety tests.  Client arrested for DUI and running a red light.

Blood Alcohol:   .22g/210 L

Result:  DUI dismissed after plea negotiation.  License suspension reduced from 90 days to 30 days.


Court:  Hoover Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped inside gated community for erratic driving after being tipped off by neighbor.  Officer noted strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, unsteady balance, red/glassy eyes, failed field sobriety tests and inability to follow instructions.  Client arrested for DUI

Blood Alcohol:  .27g/210 L

Result:  DUI dismissed after plea negotiation.


Court:  Vestavia Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for speeding (55/40), driving over center line of Hwy 31 and driving with no headlights.  Officer noted strong odor of alcohol, glossy eyes, slurred speech, and failed FSTs.  Client told officer she “couldn’t perform FSTs even if she was sober”.  Personal Breath Test (PBT) given with .20g/210 L result.  Client arrested for DUI (2nd Offense).

Blood Alcohol:  Physically unable to provide sample

Result:  DUI dismissed after plea negotiation.


Court:  Hoover Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for running red light.  During stop Officer saw open Bud Light can in console and noted strong odor of alcohol on client’s breath.  Client refused FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI, open container and running red light.

Blood Alcohol:  Refusal

Result:  DUI dismissed after plea negotiation


Court:  Heflin Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for speeding failure to maintain lane.  Officer noted strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, unsteady balance and failed FSTs.  Client admitted drinking 10-12 beers.  Client arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

Blood Alcohol:  .19g/210 L

Result:  DUI and failure to maintain dismissed after plea negotiation.  License never suspended.


Court:  Pelham Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for swerving, failing to maintain single lane.  Officer noted strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from vehicle and person, unsteady on feet, slurred speech and failed FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

Blood Alcohol:  .11g/210 L

Result:  DUI dismissed after plea negotiation.  License suspension reduced from 90 days to 14 days.


Court:  Cullman County District Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for improper lane usage and speeding.  During stop Officer noted open container in center console and strong odor of alcohol.  Client refused to take FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI (2nd Offense), open container, illegal possession of alcohol (dry County) and improper lane usage.

Blood Alcohol:  Refusal

Result:  Pled guilty to 1st time DUI and received minimum fines and court costs.  All other charges dismissed after plea negotiation.


Court:  Birmingham Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Concerned citizen called police on belief client was breaking into vehicle.  Client actually owned the vehicle that was the subject of call.  Officer arrived at scene and stated client was unstable and failed FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI.

Blood Alcohol:  Listed as Refusal but Draeger (BAC machine) was not working properly

Result:  DUI dismissed on motion of defense counsel.


Court:  Pike County District Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for improper lane usage and speeding.  During stop Officer noted open container in center console and strong odor of alcohol.  Client refused to take FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI (2nd Offense), improper lane usage and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Blood Alcohol:  .11g/210 L

Result:  Pled guilty to 1st time DUI and received minimum fines and court costs.  All other charges dismissed after plea negotiation.


Court:  Trussville Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped erratic driving.  Officer noted strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, glossy/red eyes, and failed FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI and reckless driving.

Blood Alcohol:  .17g/210 L

Result:  DUI dismissed after plea negotiation.


Court:  Millbrook Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for improper lane usage.  Officer noted strong odor of alcohol and admission of drinking.  Client arrested for DUI, improper lane usage, and failure to provide insurance.

Blood Alcohol:  .07g/210 L

Result:  DUI dismissed on motion of defense counsel.  License never suspended.


Court:  Chilton County District Court

Case Summary:  Client caused a wreck when he turned into oncoming traffic.  Officer responded to scene of accident and noted strong odor of alcohol, open containers, and confusion.  Client unable to take FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI (4th Offense) and open container.

Blood Alcohol:  .23g/210 L

Result:  Pled guilty to 1st time DUI and received minimum fines and court costs.  Open container dismissed after plea negotiation.


Court:  Bessemer Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Out of state client stopped for crossing center median of highway.  Client’s car sustained 2 flat tires.  Officer responded to scene of accident and noted strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, unsteady balance and bloodshot eyes.  Client unable to perform FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI.

Blood Alcohol:  Refusal listed – client physically unable to blow in breathalyzer

Result:  Upon investigation of client’s medical history and discovery of faulty charging instrument by officer, DUI dismissed with no court costs or fines levied against client.  License never suspended.


Court:  Birmingham Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client found asleep in parking deck waiting for his morning class to begin after working all night as a bartender.  Officer banged on window and abruptly woke up client.  Officer noted strong odor of alcohol and disorientation.  Client failed FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI.

Blood Alcohol:  .14g/210 L

Result:  DUI dismissed on motion of defense counsel.  License never suspended.


Court:  Trussville Municipal Court

Case Summary:  Client stopped for failure to maintain lane.  Officer noted strong odor of alcohol, glassy eyes and admission of drinking.  Client refused FSTs.  Client arrested for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

Blood Alcohol:  Refusal listed – client physically unable to blow in breathalyzer

Result:  DUI dismissed after plea negotiations.  License never suspended.


Court:  Tuscaloosa County District Court

Case Summary:  Client involved in a single car motor vehicle accident.  Car veered off road when client was traveling on unfamiliar road.  Trooper and EMT responded on scene.   Trooper noted strong odor of alcohol protruding from person and disorientation.  Client unable to perform FSTs due to pain.  PBT administered on scene and returned high BAC.  Trooper pressured client into signing consent for blood draw.  EMT drew blood and client transported to hospital.  Client arrested for DUI.

Blood Alcohol:  .20g/210 L – blood draw

Result:  District Judge excluded all blood evidence on motion of defense counsel.  Bench trial ensued and client found not guilty.  License never suspended.
 


Court:  Tuscaloosa County District Court

Case Summary:  Client pulled over by State Trooper for speeding. Trooper noted strong odor of alcohol and glassy eyes. Client admitted to drinking alcohol. Client arrested for DUI, speeding, following too close, and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Blood Alcohol:  .16g/210 L

Result:  Case was taken to bench trial. State was unprepared for trial and judge dismissed all charges against client.

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