Recent Citrus County DUI Results
Inverness, Citrus County – Client was stopped by Citrus County deputies for allegedly “weaving” within his own lane. Client was asked to perform roadside or field sobriety exercises. The client agreed and performed poorly--which was corroborated by the video taken roadside. The client was arrested for DUI and taken to the jail for a breath test. Client refused the breath test and the client’s license was taken from him. Prior to trial, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton moved to suppress the videotape in the case, as it was not turned over in a timely manner pursuant to the client’s constitutional right to discovery. Motion was GRANTED, the Court barred the State from using the video at trial. The case was then tried before a jury in Citrus County.
VERDICT: NOT GUILTY.
Inverness, Citrus County – Client was traveling home from Crystal River. Before leaving Citrus County, client took a wrong turn onto an access road just before going on to the bridge across from Levy County. The client was followed by police and stopped by a Crystal River Police Officer for suspicion of DUI. The client performed poorly on roadside or field sobriety exercises and produced a breath sample over the legal .08 limit. The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton immediately investigated the lawfulness of the traffic stop and prepared a Motion to Suppress the Stop in this matter as a violation of the client’s 4th Amendment Right Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure.
RESULT: State dropped DUI, Case plead to Reckless Driving, no license suspension.
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