State of Georgia V. J.H.
Fulton County State Court
Our client was stopped for traveling eastbound on a westbound one-way street by a member of the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks DUI Task Force. According to the arresting officer, our client displayed red, watery, and bloodshot eyes and a slow slurred speech. Our client refused field sobriety tests and the state-administered breath test. Subsequently, she was arrested and charged with DUI and failure to obey traffic-control devices.
We fought hard in this case, and we attempted to negotiate our client’s charges to a lesser charge. However, that attempt was unsuccessful, so we proceeded to a motions hearing. At the hearing, we were successful in arguing that the length of time that this case remained open had violated the constitutional right our client has to a speedy trial. The court granted our motion to have the case dismissed based on this argument and the entirety of our client’s case was dismissed based upon a violation of her right to a speedy trial.
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