An eyewitness alerted an off-duty Fish and Wild Life Officer to a vehicle driving recklessly in the neighborhood. The Officer searched the neighborhood in his unmarked patrol car for the suspect and spotted the Defendant. Reportedly, the Defendant ran a stop sign and parked his car on the side of the road. The off-duty Officer approached the Defendant as he stood near his vehicle. Noticing signs of impairment, the Officer reported a possible DUI to the local sheriff’s department. Defendant refused sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DUI. A search of his vehicle revealed an open container, a bottle of Vodka and a non-prescription pill bottle containing Xanax.
RESULT: Attorney at Musca Law demanded a trial on the merits of the case, thereby forcing the State to prove their case beyond and to the exclusion of any reasonable doubt. The Defense attacked every aspect of the arresting officer’s contact with the Defendant and persuaded the jury to find the Defendant NOT GUILTY! Our Client is eligible to have his charges expunged.