Our client made an illegal turn on red right in front of the Atlanta DUI Task Force Officer. a traffic stop was conducted, where our client was visibly impaired on the video. His speech was also heavily slurred, and he berated the officer throughout the entire time the video was running. Mr. Sullivan was able to persuade the Atlanta prosecutor to reduce the DUI charge down to Reckless Driving and saved our client his driving privileges as well as avoiding a DUI conviction.
Our client traveled the wrong way down a one-way street in Atlanta and pulled into a gas station where he struck and damaged a gas pump. An Atlanta officer, who is not a member of the Atlanta DUI Task Force, conducted a poor DUI investigation, but there were still signs of intoxication. There was no video of this incident from the police. Although the driving was bad and an accident was involved, Mr. Sullivan was able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the Atlanta DUI charge in exchange for a plea to Reckless Driving and a minor traffic offense.
Our client struck the side rear trailer of a tractor trailer in Atlanta. Police and EMS responded to the scene. The Atlanta officer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage from our client and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Our client also admitted to drinking multiple alcoholic beverages. He was arrested and transported to Grady detention. The prosecution obtained a search warrant for our client’s medical records that revealed an alcohol concentration of .157. Mr. Sullivan was able to convince the prosecutor that not only was the hospital blood test inadmissible, but that our client’s statutory due process rights were violated when the officer did not read the Georgia Implied Consent Notice to our client, which also advises a right to an independent test. The DUI charge was dismissed and our client entered a negotiated plea to minor traffic offenses.