Fulton County State Court: Milton DUI Dismissed

This client was arrested by Milton Police in August 2011 for DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane and Open Container. She blew a .161 on the Intoxilyzer 5000. Two months later, her case was bound over to State Court. Incredibly, the case was not accused until days before the statute of limitations would run, in August 2013. It was finally set for a motions hearing in January 2014, and we argued that our client’s constitutional right to a speedy trial had been violated. Because it had been 29 months since her arrest, and she had suffered from related anxiety to the point of being prescribed medication, the state court judge dismissed the entire case.