After conducting numerous depositions, reviewing the discovery, and speaking to the prosecutors on this matter – our client Paul M’s charges of DUI with property damage and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage were dropped down to one count of reckless driving.
Paul was worried that this incident would stay on his record and was very pessimistic about the outcome before he found the Rossen Law Firm. After watching numerous client videos and reviews from past clients on our platforms, Paul saw how the Rossen Law Firm helped people in similar, and worse, situations get the outcome they wanted, if not better.
Paul was charged with DUI with property damage and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage in Fort Lauderdale. The evidence showed that after Paul accidentally struck another vehicle, both drivers waited on scene for a policeman to arrive. A law enforcement officer arrived on scene, instructed the parties to exchange information, and thereafter go their separate ways. Minutes later, after he was already at his home with his car turned off, parked in his driveway, a different police officer came up to Paul and demanded that he exit the vehicle. Apparently, the driver of the other vehicle wanted Paul investigated for driving intoxicated and claims that Paul left the scene without a full exchange of information. Paul was strong-armed into speaking to the officer and participating in “voluntary” field sobriety exercises. Paul informed the officer that he drank at a family function prior to driving. The reports and testimony on how well Paul performed on the field sobriety exercises were all over the place – no video was used to capture his performance. We found contradicting evidence that there were “zero” coordination issues with Paul – and other testimony that Paul could barely stand-up. We found some evidence that there was a “very strong” odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Paul’s breath – and other testimony that there was “no odor” of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. Paul was arrested for DUI with property damage and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
It was our position that Paul had several rights afforded to him under the constitution violated during this incident. Furthermore, the driver of the other vehicle failed to appear for deposition and court proceedings for some time. We aggressively pushed the case forward knowing the prosecutor would have trouble proving each and every element of the crime.
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