State v. S.V.; Case No. 562003CT005058 (St. Lucie County)
DUI and Criminal Traffic
Port St. Lucie Police Department
Not Guilty Verdict
Our client was pulled over for a minor traffic violation. The officer stated he smelled alcohol on our clients breath and asked him to get out of the vehicle. Our client performed the field sobriety exercises. He wasn’t perfect, but who is? He’s a carpenter and has bad knees. We announced ready for trial and picked a jury. We argued that our clients physical condition prevented him from performing the field sobriety exercises as well as the law enforcement officer expected him to. The jury agreed with us and returned with a verdict of NOT GUILTY.