Criminal Defense Attorney AnneMarie Rizzo Persuades State Attorney to Reduce Charges to Reckless Driving for Canadian Client Arrested for DUI

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Criminal and DUI defense lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins recently was able to get charges for her client (a Canadian citizen) reduced from DUI to reckless driving

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After several conversations with the State Attorney’s office, Attorney Rizzo was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the DUI charges to reckless driving...

Florida DUI defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo of the law firm Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins recently persuaded the State Attorney’s office to reduce DUI charges against her client (a Canadian citizen) to reckless driving.

According to court documents, the driver was stopped by a Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy for failing to maintain a single lane. The deputy noted these signs of impairment: slurred speech, an odor of alcohol, and bloodshot, watery eyes. The deputy requested that the driver perform field sobriety tests, and the report states that she did poorly. At this point, the driver was arrested for DUI and transported to jail, where she refused to take a breath test.

The defendant hired Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins for representation, and DUI defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo got to work immediately on the case. The defendant is a citizen of Canada, so there was a heightened sensitivity in this case due to Canadian laws and how they relate to DUI charges in the United States. After several conversations with the State Attorney’s office, Attorney Rizzo was able to convince the prosecutor to reduce the DUI charges to reckless driving, based upon the strengths of the defense and the weaknesses in the State’s case.

For more information from the attorneys at Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins about DUI arrests and Florida field sobriety tests, go to: http://www.fightyourdui.com/dui_defense/field_sobriety_tests.aspx.

Go here to see additional Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins DUI case results: http://www.fightyourdui.com/caseresults.aspx.

AnneMarie Rizzo

A former Assistant State Attorney, Florida criminal and DUI defense lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo has extensive trial experience, earning a reputation as an zealous and aggressive client advocate. Rated “Superior” (10 out of 10) by independent lawyer rating service Avvo.com, she has trained law enforcement officers and prosecutors across the state of Florida regarding evidence-based prosecution and trial advocacy in the areas of criminal traffic and domestic violence. A graduate of University of Florida and University of Florida Levin College of Law, Ms. Rizzo now works with Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins on the criminal defense side, protecting the rights of clients. For additional information about DUI and criminal defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo, go to http://www.fightyourdui.com/AttorneyProfiles/AnneMarie_Rizzo.aspx.

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins

Founded in 2004, Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins is a Florida criminal defense law firm. Its team of aggressive attorneys fights cases involving DUI, license suspensions, drug charges, juvenile offenses, battery and other crimes. Telephone calls are answered seven days a week, and case consultations are free. The firm has offices throughout Florida in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and Clearwater. For more information about the firm and criminal defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo, call 1-800-FIGHT-IT or go to http://www.fightyourdui.com.

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