Accident case with .15 blood reduced to Reckless Driving with No Conviction
Our client was involved in an accident, in which her car flipped and she sustained some fairly serious injuries. At the hospital, the police got her “consent” to a blood draw, which ultimately measured .15. However, her “consent” occurred after a serious head injury, and after she had received morphine and Dilaudid from hospital personnel.
After a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that a warrant is needed to draw blood, the State decided to offer a plea to Reckless Driving with no adjudication of guilt. We probably would have won the Motion to Suppress Evidence which was set for yesterday, but our client decided to take the sure thing, which would result in no conviction and no criminal record. She was happy with the result.
Practice area(s): Administrative Law, Alimony, Appeals, Agriculture
Court: Sarasota County Courft