James “Skip” Sullivan represented a driver who was stopped in the Buckhead section of Atlanta for failing to stop at a red light and speeding by a Georgia State Patrol Trooper (Nighthawks) In addition to the bad driving, our client also had slurred speech and red, bloodshot eyes. After being asked to exit his vehicle multiple times, he refused to exit his vehicle when finally ordered to do so by the Georgia State Trooper. He was then forcibly removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest for a DUI in Atlanta and Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer. The Trooper misread a portion of the Georgia Implied Consent Notice and our client refused to submit to a state breath test. Mr. Sullivan took the case out of Atlanta Municipal Court and demanded a jury trial in Fulton County State Court. After multiple hearings, including an administrative license suspension hearing, the Fulton County State Court prosecutors decided to dismiss every charge except for speeding, to which our client paid a nominal fine with no other conditions attached.
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