Date: 12-17-18

Charge: DUI and Refusal


Client was driving home late after a night of bar hopping. The Police stop my client for driving erratically. Police approach the car and smell alcohol permeating from my client’s breath and his eyes are bloodshot and watery. Police ask client where he is coming from and if he has been drinking. Client responds in the affirmative and is removed from the car. The Police begin to talk to the client and can sense that the client does not understand them. Client does not speak English, only Spanish. Police began to have client perform the Filed Sobriety Tests and client fails. Client is arrested and brought to the station and asked to take the breathalyzer, client refuses. The whole time the Police never get a Spanish interpreter to communicate with the client.

Disposition:DUI: Amended to Reckless Driving, No Loss of License. Refusal: Dismissed