Case Results

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  • Jury Trial – Case Dismissed
    DUI
    • County: Pinellas
    • Facts: The client was arrested for DUI. The client was fishing at a local marina and was stopped by police when leaving and blew 0.188 more than double the legal limit. The client faced a DUI conviction, driver's license suspension, probation, enhanced fines, and an ignition interlock device on his vehicle.
    • Outcome: The Morris Law Firm filed a Motion to Suppress arguing that the traffic stop was invalid because there were no facts in evidence to support the officer has a reasonable suspicion of DUI at the time he conducted his stop of the defendant. The Judge agreed and granted the Motion to Suppress the traffic stop which thus resulted in the DUI case being dismissed.
  • Jury Trial – Not Guilty Verdict
    DUI
    • County: Pinellas
    • Facts: The client (a professional engineer in a Ph.D. program) had two prior DUI convictions. The client was pulled over after attending a local baseball game. The client performed Field Sobriety Tests but refused breathalyzer tests. The client admitted to drinking six beers over a period of time. The client faced significant jail time as it would have been his 3rd DUI and a 10-year driver's license revocation.
    • Outcome: The Morris Law Firm argued that the client did not appear to be impaired on the video recording of the field sobriety tests and in his interactions with the police on the scene. The facts argued along with no breath test results allowed the Morris Law Firm to successfully argue insufficient evidence to convict. The jury agreed and returned a not guilty verdict at trial.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
    DUI
    • County: Pinellas
    • Facts: Client arrested for DUI after by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Initially, the client was stopped for speeding after being clocked on radar going 76 mph in a posted 45 mph zone. The client consented to field sobriety tests which were recorded on video. The client admitted drinking two beers. Subsequent to arrest client refused to submit to a breath test.
    • Outcome: The client hired the Morris Law Firm. The Morris Law Firm was successful in persuading the state to reduce the client’s DUI charge to Reckless Driving. In addition to avoiding a conviction for DUI, the client was also able to avoid a criminal driver's license suspension.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
    DUI
    • County: Hillsborough
    • Facts: The client was stopped for speeding by the Florida Highway Patrol after being clocked traveling 70 mph in a posted 55 mph zone on I-275 in Tampa, Florida. The client was then taken by law enforcement to another location for testing. The client agreed to do field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI. After his arrest, the client refused to submit to a breath test.
    • Outcome: The client hired the Morris Law Firm. First, the Morris Law Firm successfully argued for invalidation of the client’s administrative driver license suspension and was able to get the client’s driver's license fully reinstated by the Florida Department of motor vehicles. Next, the Morris Law Firm successfully negotiated a reduction in the client’s DUI charge to Reckless Driving. The client simply paid a fine and did not serve any probation, nor did he have a criminal suspension of his driver's license.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
    DUI
    • County: Hillsborough
    • Facts: The client is a distinguished college professor from Ohio. The client arrived in Tampa for a vacation. As he was leaving the airport client bumped a pole at the parking attendant’s station at Tampa International Airport and unbeknownst to him security was summoned. Police for Tampa International Airport conducted a DUI investigation wherein client admitted to two glasses of wine on his flight and then agreed to and performed field sobriety exercises. The client submitted to a breath test with results of .145/.15
    • Outcome: The client hired the Morris Law Firm. After setting the case for trial, the Morris Law Firm was successful in getting the State to reduce the client’s DUI charge to a Reckless Driving charge. The client avoided a conviction for DUI which would have been very harmful to his academic career.
  • Jury Trial – Not Guilty Verdict
    DUI
    • County: Pinellas
    • Facts: The client was found passed out twenty feet from his vehicle with no other cars or people around. During an accident, the investigation the client admitted being the driver of the vehicle. A criminal investigation was then initiated and the client invoked his Miranda Rights and refused to speak further to law enforcement. The client performed field sobriety exercises on video and later submitted to a breath test with results of .136/.143. The client had a prior DUI conviction from two years earlier.
    • Outcome: The client hired an attorney from the Morris Law Firm. The Morris Law Firm successfully defended the client at trial arguing the client was not in actual physical control of the vehicle. The client was found Not Guilty.