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Cameron was driving east on E. Las Olas Blvd when he was pulled over by Sergeant Bohm of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for failing to stop at a stop sign. Cameron, who admittedly had a habit of rolling through stop signs in his neighborhood when alone on the street, could have expected to finish his journey home with an ordinary traffic citation. But Sergeant Bohm had other plans, which is why Cameron instead received a police escort to the local Broward County jail on a DUI charge. Luckily for Cameron, the attorneys at Rossen Law Firm were able to get his charges dropped.
As if the penalties of a stop sign violation weren’t distressing enough, Cameron also had the added concern of a DUI conviction. Unlike a stop sign violation ticket, which carries a fine ranging from about $60 to $200 (alongside the possibility of points on your license), a DUI conviction could result in a fine of up to $1,000, with the added possibility of up to six months in jail, and 50 hours of community service.
Cameron was turning right on E Broward Blvd. when a police vehicle activated its sirens and pulled him over. That officer, Sergeant Bohm of the FLPD DUI Task Force, informed Cameron that he had pulled him over for failing to come to a complete stop at the last two stop signs Cameron had passed.
But rather than ending the encounter with a traffic citation, Sgt. Bohm then went on call for a back-up officer, claiming that he had reason to suspect that Cameron was driving while under the influence. Sgt. Bohm then had Cameron voluntarily submit to the performance of a few Field Sobriety Exercises, which soon after were followed by Cameron’s arrest on a DUI charge.
The strategy for reducing Cameron’s DUI charge to reckless driving focused on discrepancies between police body camera footage, and evidence documented by Sgt. Bohm himself. Virtually all of the signs of alcohol impairment that Sgt. Bohm claims to have witnessed in his police report were contradicted by said footage.
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