DUI Case Reduced to Reckless Driving, with No Adjudication of Guilt
Our client really wanted to get his case disposed of, and we were able to get the State to agree to reduce his DUI case to a charge of Reckless Driving, with the adjudication withheld. This is a good result for a lot of clients who don't want the time, cost and uncertainty of a trial. In Florida, if you have never been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense, a withheld adjudication can be "sealed." This means that no one can find it if they index your name in the court records, or in the records of law enforcement.
See more about "sealing" and "expunging" records here.
So for this client, the withheld adjudication means there is no formal conviction of guilt. And as soon as he finishes his terms of probation, he can get his record sealed and go forth with no criminal record.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI
Court: Sarasota County Court