Tampa DUI Attorney Gets .12 DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving

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An exchange student was charged with drunk driving with the arresting officer reporting that he smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech, and failed routine field sobriety exercises. The exchange student sought legal assistance from Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers after being brought to the police station and blowing a .12 into the breath machine.

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After subpoenaing the breath test records, the Denmon & Denmon attorneys also found that the breath test machine was potentially inaccurate, and that their client’s results may have been erroneous.

An exchange student was driving the wrong way down a South Tampa road after an evening at a number of Tampa bars. According to court records the officer who pulled him over reported smelling alcohol on the driver’s breath and stated that driver had slurred speech and failed routine field sobriety exercises.

Also according to the court documents the exchange student was then arrested and brought to the police station, where he blew a .12 into the breath test machine and after the officer tested the driver a second time, the breath test results still displayed a BAC of .12.

The exchange student then called Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers, a full-service criminal defense law firm, for legal assistance.

According to court record the attorneys at Denmon & Denmon subpoenaed the video of the arrest and discovered that the client performed excellently on the conducted field sobriety tests. His admirable performance as seen on the video was inconsistent with the high breath test results. After subpoenaing the breath test records, the Denmon & Denmon attorneys also found that the breath test machine was potentially inaccurate, and that their client’s results may have been erroneous.

Hillsborough County Traffic Court ruled to reduce the driver’s charge from a DUI to a reckless driving.

A first-time DUI charge in Tampa can result in thousands of dollars worth of fines and fees, as well as loss of the driver’s license. The court can also impose a jail sentence of up to six months.

Spearheaded by the husband and wife team of Christian and Nicole Denmon, Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers is a Tampa Bay area based law firm that specializes in DUI defense and criminal law. Their work has been recognized nationwide by peers and judges, as well as by independent Attorney Review Services. Avvo has rated the law firm as “Superb”, while Martindale-Hubbel has rated them as “AV Preeminent”. Avvo also awarded Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers as “Clients’ Choice” in the field of criminal defense for 2012. Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers is a member of the Florida Bar Association.

Denmon & Denmon provides superior legal services to Tampa, New Port Richey, Clearwater and surrounding areas. If you have been charged with a crime and need defense call (813) 554-3232.

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