Florida DUI Attorney Darren Finebloom Gets DUI Charges Reduced Based on Flawed Breath Test Evidence and on Unlawful Detention

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DUI charges were recently dropped in two cases due to efforts by Florida DUI defense attorney Darren Finebloom of Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. Finebloom successfully challenged a breathalyzer test administered on a flawed machine, and also suppressed evidence gathered after the unlawful detention of his client.

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Attorney Finebloom made several challenges to the breathalyzer test and discovered new information showing that the machine his client was tested on was not in compliance.

Florida criminal defense attorney Darren Finebloom of Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. won two DUI cases recently by challenging flawed breathalyzer tests and an unlawful detention of a citizen. He prevented the conviction of his clients on DUI charges, protecting their rights under the law.

In the first case, Finebloom’s client was stopped by law enforcement for speeding, and the officer noted signs of impairment, including an odor of alcohol. The defendant complied with all requests, submitting to a breathalyzer test and blowing over the legal limit (in the state of Florida) of .08 – in fact, the client’s breath tests were at .109 and .115. Attorney Finebloom made several challenges to the breathalyzer test and discovered new information showing that the machine his client was tested on was not in compliance. As a result, Finebloom set the case for trial, and the state attorney’s office offered to withhold adjudication on a reckless driving charge (no DUI charges) and there was no conviction.

In the second case, Attorney Finebloom’s client was arrested for a third offense DUI after being witnessed by another citizen stumbling to her vehicle. The witness flagged down a fireman who activated the emergency lights on his vehicle and detained the defendant until a police officer arrived. Finebloom, as part of his client’s defense, investigated further and determined that the defendant had a mild seizure at the time of the occurrence. He then filed a motion to suppress the evidence, based upon the unlawful detention of his client by the fireman under color of law – arguing that the fireman acted beyond the limits of his lawful authority to hold Finebloom’s client until law enforcement arrived on the scene. The court agreed, and granted the motion, suppressing all evidence in the case. The State Attorney’s office has since dropped the DUI charges against the client.

Darren Finebloom
Darren Finebloom is a founding partner at Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. and has been given a “Superb” (10 out of 10) rating from Avvo, the pre-eminent attorney rating service. Originally from Miami, Florida, Darren received his Bachelors Degree in Criminology from Florida State University in 1996 and attended law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated with honors in 2000. Darren then relocated to Sarasota, Florida, and accepted a job at the Public Defender’s office for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Finebloom says, “The poor deserve as good as a defense as the wealthy, and that is what I sought to do in my early days as a Public Defender.”

Finebloom & Haenel, P.A.
Founded in 2004, Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. is a Florida DUI and criminal defense law firm, representing more than 150 drivers charged with DUI annually. Its team of attorneys also aggressively fights cases involving traffic tickets, drug charges, juvenile offenses, battery and other crimes. Based in Tampa and Sarasota, the firm also has offices throughout Florida in Clearwater and Orlando. For more information about the firm and attorney Darren Finebloom, go to http://www.fightyourcase.com.

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