Our Client was at a surprise party and drank too much vodka. He was getting ready to leave and go home, when he passed out in his car, behind the steering wheel. The police came up to the suspicious vehicle that had its headlights on, and our client sleeping in the front seat. The keys to the vehicle were not in the ignition, but were laying on the passenger seat within the driver’s immediate reach. After making contact, the officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and blood shot eyes on the driver. The officer asked if our client had been drinking, where he responded that he had been drinking “A lot”. The officer asked the driver if he would perform Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises, at which point he stated “no”. Based on the observations, training and experience, the officer believed that the driver’s normal faculties were impaired by alcohol, where he was then placed under arrest. While being escorted to jail, our client became extremely belligerent uttering curse words at the officer.
RESULT: The attorney convinced the prosecutor to drop the DUI charge. No DUI Conviction!