DUI – Reduced to Reckless Driving


State v. S.M.; Case No. 562007CT004385 (St. Lucie County)


DUI and Criminal Traffic

Arresting Agency

St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office


Charges Reduced

Our client was pulled over for making a U-turn in the middle of Seaway drive on South Beach in Ft. Pierce. There was no other traffic affected by the U-turn and no pedestrians were endangered. The defense filed a Motion to Suppress. At the hearing the officer testified that he had to slow down in order to allow our client to finish her U-turn. This was an added fact that did not exist in the officer’s original report. Despite putting up what should have been a winning argument, the motion was denied. We filed a motion to reconsider with more case law that supported our position. The Judge granted our request to have the matter reheard. In response, the State offered our client a deal to a charge of Reckless Driving.  Our client pled no contest to Reckless Driving, avoiding a DUI conviction and potential jail time.