Location: Sarasota County, Florida
Charge: Second DUI within 5 years
Result: DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving
The defendant was charged with DUI, a second offense within five years. He was pulled over and made to perform field sobriety tests by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Finebloom filed a motion to suppress all evidence in the case including the field sobriety tests. Minutes prior to the hearing on the motion to suppress, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce the DUI second offense to a reckless driving. If he had been convicted of DUI he would have been required to spend ten days in the County jail. With the reduction to reckless driving, he got no jail time and no five-year license suspension.