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DUI Charges Reduced and Client Keeps License

On Tuesday, September 18 in Polk County Court, our legal team at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. was successful in getting charges of DUI reduced to reckless driving on behalf of our client. We had been working with a client who was stopped for DUI charges after an officer had allegedly recognized her car from an earlier hit and run report. The officer states that they noticed signs of impairment after the traffic stop; after picking up on these clues, they called for an officer from the Lakeland Police Department. This second officer arrived and began to perform a DUI investigation – they claimed that our client failed all field sobriety exercises.

After being arrested for DUI, our client refused to take the breath test; this led to the officer filling out all of the necessary paperwork to suspend her driver's license for one year. As our client's employment required driving, this would have caused considerable complications. They quickly retained our firm and we immediately filed a request for a formal review hearing with the DHSMV to challenge the suspension. Through our hard work and preparation, we won this administrative hearing, resulting in our client having their license reinstated.

When we took on the criminal case, we filed a motion to suppress all evidence – arguing that our client had been subjected to an illegal stop. Prior to the motion hearing, the Office of the State Attorney dropped the charges of DUI to reckless driving – resulting in significantly lowered penalties. Ultimately, our client was never convicted of a DUI and never lost her license to drive. If you have been arrested and would like to learn more about our firm—including our previous case results—we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. We offer an initial case consultation, where you will be able to discuss all of your legal options. Call today.

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