Client Charged with DUI After Hitting a Vehicle then Leaving the Scene Receives NO Conviction on All Charges

DUI AMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT – NO CONVICTION
(NOVEMBER 2009)
Defendant was observed by 3 independent witnesses hitting a vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident. The witnesses spoke to the arriving deputy and positively identified the defendant as the driver. Defendant was noticeably confused during the Field Sobriety Exercises and thought he was on McDill Air Force Base. On video, after being arrested, officer found a bottle of crown royal half empty in defendant’s vehicle. Despite the overwhelming evidence of impairment including a breath sample, DUI defense lawyer Stephen Higgins was able to get the DUI reduced to a Reckless Driving and keep defendant from being convicted of all charges. (Ref No. 6576-SPR)

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