Mr. Sullivan successfully represented a client who was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint set up by Johns Creek DUI officers. Our client looked reasonably well during the field sobriety evaluations, but was still arrested for a Johns Creek DUI. Our client refused to submit to the state blood test. Upon searching our client’s vehicle, the officer found marijuana and charged our client with that as well. Mr. Sullivan set up a constitutional challenge to the roadblock itself and the admissibility of the marijuana and refusal to submit to the state test. On the eve of trial the Fulton County prosecutor agreed to dismiss the marijuana and DUI charges outright in exchange for a plea to reckless driving. Our client gladly accepted.
Our client was stopped at a multi-jurisdictional roadblock in the City of Clayton in Rabun County Georgia. Client agreed to perform field sobriety evaluations – which were not video recorded by Georgia State Patrol. Client’s friend did record the field sobriety evaluations on his cell phone. Client was arrested, read the Georgia Implied Consent notice and refused the state’s breath test. Mr. Sullivan was able to negotiate a dismissal of the DUI charge in exchange for a plea to Reckless Driving with the approval of the Trooper.