Casselberry Dui Reduced To Dry Reckless Due To Lack Of Evidence
Case: State of Florida vs. BP, Seminole County, Sanford, Florida
Judge: The Honorable John L. Woodard
Charges: Driving Under the Influence
Arresting Agency: Casselberry Police Department
Facts: XX had taken a prescribed muscle relaxer the night prior to the incident. The next morning XX was involved in a minor accident involving a mailbox while he was backing his truck out of the driveway. When Casselberry PD arrived they thought XX was under the influence. The Officer had XX perform field sobriety exercises which he did well. XX would later refuse a request for urinalysis after he was arrested.
Defense: After research Ryan found that the mailbox was in fact in a peculiar position and many drivers prior to the incident had indeed struck the mailbox. Further, although XX had admitted to taking prescription medication more than 8 hours before, a successful performance of the fees made the case a strong one for the Defense. Upon the filing of motions the State of Florida caved and offered the client a rare "dry reckless", reckless driving non-alcohol related.
Result: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving