Verifiable Case Result

DUI TRIAL — ANOTHER NOT GUILTY VERDICT!

State v. G.L.; Case No. 18-CT-765

DUI and Reckless Driving charges.  Client was doing 93 mph in 45 mph zone, weaving in and out of traffic over the twin bridges on Port St. Lucie Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Cop pulled him over and the client essentially refused to speak, refused to submit to the field sobriety exercises, and refused the breath test. We argued that it’s the governments obligation to prove its case and that our client was under no obligation to submit to all the ridiculous DUI exercises that police officers insist on putting people through.  The state tried their usual arguments about ‘consciousness of guilt’, but they didn’t work.  Our cross examination of the police officer did them in.  The jury did find the client guilty of reckless driving, a far less serious offense than DUI.  Not Guilty on the DUI, for our 2nd DUI Not Guilty verdict this month.


Brian Mallonee is a Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving St Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties