2013MM5572NC – Sarasota County, Fl
Result: DUI Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving
The defendant was pulled over for a traffic violation in Sarasota County. The defendant was pulled over for a traffic violation. She was made to perform field sobriety tests, of which she performed well. At that point the police arrested her for DUI despite her performance on the field sobriety tests. Shortly thereafter they searched her vehicle in which they discovered marijuana and paraphernalia consistent with marijuana use and started questioning her about her marijuana that was found in the vehicle. There were two people in the vehicle including the defendant. Darren Finebloom filed a motion to suppress any statements made by the defendant regarding the marijuana. Subsequent to the motion being filed, the State Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce the DUI to a reckless driving with no formal conviction and no formal conviction on the marijuana count and the paraphernalia count.