Result: No Conviction
The Defendant was stopped for failure to maintain a single lane on the interstate. When stopped by the police he was questioned about where he was coming from and how much he had to drink. The law enforcement officers stated they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from him and other signs of impairment. They asked him to perform field sobriety tests of which he performed. The Officer stated he did not do well on the tests and arrested him for DUI. Once at the jail the Defendant refused to submit to a breath test. After he was released from jail he immediately hired AnneMarie Rizzo. At this time AnneMarie took depositions and filed a motion to suppress the evidence in the case. At the motion hearing AnneMarie persuaded the prosecutor to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving.