STATE OF GEORGIA V. P.G.
Fulton County State Court
Our client was stopped after he allegedly ran over several speed bumps without slowing and failed to stop at a red light. When the officer approached his car, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol and marijuana. There was open container of alcohol in his car and less than an ounce of marijuana. An officer requested that our client submit to field sobriety testing, but our client refused. Our client also refused testing pursuant to Implied Consent. At the motions hearing, we obtained a full dismissal of our client's charges based upon the inability of the State to produce evidence that the initial stop and detention of our client was lawful. This case illustrates the importance of filing and pursuing motions to suppress.