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DUI Reduced in Fort Walton Beach for Military Member

Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 5:51 pm    

LW was a military member who was charged with DUI in Fort Walton Beach. Due to his high profile status, he was told by his unit that if he was convicted of DUI, his career in the military would likely be over.

On the surface, it looked like LW had a weak case. He had agreed to take the breath test and the result was over 3 times the legal limit. He had also not done well on the field sobriety tests.

We subpoenaed the video evidence from the officer’s dashboard camera and found a few things to work with. We also reviewed all of the maintenance records for the Intoxilyzer 8000 that was used in the case. In short, we carefully reviewed and examined every piece of evidence in the case.

Even though the high breath alcohol reading worried us, we set the case for jury trial in Fort Walton Beach. Right before the trial, the Prosecutor approached me and asked if my client would consider a plea to a reduced charge of Reckless Driving.

LW gladly accepted the plea offer after being assured by his military command that it wouldn’t affect his military career since the plea was to a non-alcohol related charge.

If you entrust Flaherty Defense Firm with your defense, we will put 110% of our effort into saving your career. We will put our knowledge, expertise, and reputation to work for you.

If you have been charged with DUI in Fort Walton Beach and you’re in the military, give us a call today at (850) 243-6097 and see what we can do for you. The consultation is free and we are available to our clients 24/7.


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