NOT GUILTY AFTER JUDGE TRIAL
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Charge: Driving Under the Influence
Our client, a Major in the United States Air Force, was charged with Driving Under the Influence. The charge stemmed from a Security Forces observation where the Defendant ran up on a curb on Lewis Turner Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. Our client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests and also allegedly blew a .145 on the breathalyzer machine, close to twice the legal limit. Despite those allegations, Security Forces released our client immediately after booking when by law they are required to hold persons charged with DUI for a minimum of 8 hours or until they blow a .05 on the breathalyzer machine.
Outcome: Following a judge trial where all of the government’s evidence was allowed to be heard, our client was found Not Guilty.