Orange County Dui Exonerated
Case: State of Florida vs. XX, Orange County, Orlando, Florida
Judge: The Honorable Jeanette Bigney
Charges: Driving Under the Influence (Second Offense)
Arresting Agency: Maitland Police Department
Facts: XX worked at a gentleman's club in Orlando and was travelling home to Maitland when she was pulled over for running a red light. XX admitted to having 2 glasses of wine while she was working. XX was asked to complete field sobriety exercises and was arrested. At the DUI center XX refused to submit to a breath sample. There was no video of XX at the roadside, there was a video at the DUI center
Defense: Shortly after Ryan was hired a pre-trial motion was filed to limit the State of Florida to ever use as evidence where XX worked, her place of employment was not relevant to the charge of DUI and would only be used as a tool by the prosecutors to "make her look bad", the Judge agreed. Without inclusion of where XX worked, a roadside video, or breath sample Ryan petitioned the State to reduce or drop the DUI, based on XX's previous DUI the State refused. As a result, Ryan was left with no other choice but to pick a jury. After a lengthy DUI trial the jurors agreed with Ryan... that the State did not have enough evidence to prove that XX was DUI beyond a reasonable doubt.
Result: XX walked out of the courthouse a free woman, she was facing mandatory jail time.