Former UCF Star and now NY Giant Joseph Burnett was charged with DUI last week, reports say. Burnett was arrested by Orlando Police after submitting to "Field Sobriety Exercises" where the police conducted roadside tests (traditionally the "walk-and-turn" and "one-leg-stand" tests.) Police indicated that Burnett failed these tests; however he gave breath samples under the legal limit at the police station. Under Florida law, the legal limit is .08 but a driver can still be charged with DUI if he fails the field sobriety exercises.
Like many of our clients, Burnett allegedly failed the Field Sobriety Exercises but there was little other evidence of impairment (here, Burnett gave a chemical sample indicating he was under the legal limit!) When this happens, the attorneys at Taracks & Associates use the skills and experienced learned as former state prosecutors to fight the State's case. Often times these situations end in the charges being dismissed or reduced to Reckless Driving!
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI and feel that you preformed well on the FSE's despite the officer's decision to arrest you for DUI, contact an experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer at Taracks & Associates today. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year and have the experience and knowledge necessary to aggressively fight your case. Act now - a consultation with one of our attorneys is always free.
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