State v. RR
The client was stopped for a taillight violation. The charge was reduced to Reckless Driving because there was no probable cause to arrest – the officer smelled alcohol on the client's breath and he admitted to drinking, but there were no field sobriety evaluations or State breath test and no evidence the client was impaired by alcohol. The lack of evidence resulted in the ability for defense counsel to negotiate a reduction to reckless driving.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI