Arrested for DUI
Defendant was involved in car crash and arrested for DUI. Defendant refused
to provide a breath sample. Michael J. Boyle, Esq. provided independent
witnesses to the State Attorney and on the day of trial, the State Attorney
dismissed the DUI charge.
Defendant was accused of holding a handgun to the neck of a victim and
taking his wallet and cell phone. Additionally, the Defendant was on probation
for DUI serious bodily injury and while on probation picked up a new charge
of DUI. He faced a 10 year minimum mandatory sentence on the Armed Robbery
(with a Maximum sentence of the Life in prison) and was looking at up
to 5 additional years on the violation of probation. After over a year
of hearings, depositions, motions and negotiations, the State Attorney
agreed to waive the 10/20/Life minimum mandatory sentence and allowed
the Defendant to plea to 5.2 years.
Driving on Suspended License
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Defendant was on probation for DUI in Hillsborough County. His license
was suspended for the same. He was caught driving in Pinellas County and
charged with a new crime of Driving on Suspended License. When he hired
Michael J. Boyle, Esq. the Defendant was facing a “mandatory”
ten days in jail in both counties. When all was said and done, the Defendant
avoided jail by performing 10 days of community service in Pinellas County.
Defendant was stopped running a red light. He refused roadside field sobriety
tests, and refused the breath test. The Defendant had a prior DUI conviction
from 2006, making this a 2nd within 5 years and triggering elevated punishment
including 10days jail. The State Attorney agreed to reduce the charge
of DUI to Reckless driving for this Defendant and allow him to avoid a
jail sentence and elevated fines.
Arrested for DUI
Defendant was arrested for DUI and provided a breath alcohol sample of
.215/.214. Officers took her license. After hiring Michael J. Boyle, Esq.
he was able to request a formal administrative review of her drivers license
suspension with the DMV and prevailed at this hearing, this saving her
license. Subsequently, Michael J. Boyle, Esq. was able to provide additional
information about the incident to the State Attorney and convince them
to reduce the charge from DUI to a non-criminal charge of Careless Driving.
This allowed the Defendant to experience no criminal charges and no loss
Defendant was on probation for an ’06 Felony DWLSR. He was stopped
for speeding while towing a boat. Officer noted obvious signs of impairment
including losing his balance while standing and odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Defendant refused to provide a breath sample and was charged with Felony
DUI (4th), Felony DWLSR, and Refusal to Submit to Testing as well as Violation
of Probation for the ’06 DWLSR. Based upon all of these charges
and the Defendants other prior record, he scored 24.25months as a minimum
sentence. The State Attorney was seeking 36months. After hiring Michael
J. Boyle, Esq., Mr. Boyle discovered a flaw in the sentencing from a 20
year old prior that prevented the State Attorney from using this prior
for sentencing. After filing this motion, the State Agreed to amend the
charge which lowered the Florida Sentencing Guidelines score sheet and
ultimately allowed the Defendant to receive a sentence of 1year incarceration.
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Defendant was driving home from a bar when he crashed his car into a marked
police cruiser. The officer noted classic signs of impairment on the Defendant
and the Defendant admitted to drinking. The Defendant provided a breath
sample above the legal limit. Officers cited the Defendant with one count
of DUI and one count of DUI with Property Damage for crashing into the
officer’s car. After hiring Michael J. Boyle, Esq. he conducted
an independent investigation which yielded a new independent eye witness
to the crash which contradicted the testimony of the officer. After providing
this witness and information to the State Attorney, they agreed to reduce
the charge from DUI to Reckless Driving.
The Defendant was involved in a severe automobile accident where he was
ejected from his vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle suffered
a broken pelvis and back/neck. Police drew blood and the lab report had
his B.A.C. at .193 and .192. After prevailing at the DMV administrative
review hearing, Michael J. Boyle, Esq. was able to preserve his driving
privilege while the case was pending. After much negotiation, the State
Attorney agreed to depart from the mandatory prison sentence and allow
the Defendant to do a short 45 day county jail sentence and probation.
Charged with DUI
Defendant was charged with DUI with Serious Bodily Injury and Leaving
the Scene of a Crash involving Injury. Both are 3rd degree felony charges.
When Michael J. Boyle, Esq. was hired onto the case, the story was in
newspaper headlines and the Defendant was facing a “mandatory”
sentence of 55.05 months in the Florida State Prison. After months of
negotiations with the State Attorney’s office, the Defendant entered
into a plea agreement where he was able to avoid doing any time in prison
(30days in county jail followed by probation.
DUI arrest. Defendant was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane
(weaving). Officer observed an odor of alcohol on Defendants’ breath
as well as bloodshot eyes and an unsteady stance. Defendant provided a
breath sample which showed alcohol, but was under the legal limit. Defendant
was then asked to provide a urine sample and refused. Michael J. Boyle,
Esq. was hired only days prior to trial. At trial Michael J. Boyle, Esq.
ran a series of Motions to limit the States evidence and as a result of
the court granting several of these motions, the state agreed to amend
the charge to Reckless Driving with a with-hold of adjudication (No Conviction).