Result: No Conviction
Tampa Police Officer arrived at McDill AirForce Base at the request of military personnel stating that defendant was at the entry gate attempting to pay a toll, apparently thinking he was on the Crosstown Expressway. Officers requested that defendant perform Field Sobriety Exercises which he failed. Defendant also admitted to drinking ‘a couple of shots.’ Defendant was arrested, transported to Orient Road jail and provided a breath sample of .165. Arguing that a critical portion of the arrest report was missing, Tampa DUI lawyer Stephen Higgins was able to get the charge amended to a Reckless Driving. The lawyers at Finebloom & Haenel were also able to invalidate the suspension of defendant’s license meaning defendant was never without the privilege to drive.