Dismissed & Sealed

My client was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUI-D) and Weaving. The allegation was that my client was impaired by the prescription medication he was taking according to his doctor’s prescription. We set the case for trial and consulted with multiple forensic toxicologists and the prescribing physician. I filed motions with the court challenging my client’s voluntary consent to do the roadside maneuvers, the probable cause for the arrest, and the scientific validity of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests when applied to prescription medications. At the conclusion of the consent to do roadsides and probable cause motions hearing, the court ruled that there was no probable cause for the arrest, and therefore suppressed the blood test showing the presence of the prescription medication. In the end, the case was completely dismissed, and on my motion, immediately sealed by the court.