Criminal defense attorney Mark Jetton’s client was driving home late one night when he was pulled over for expired tags and then asked to “step out of the vehicle” when the Officer suspected he had been drinking.
According to the arresting officer’s report, Mark’s client struggled to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test to a satisfactory degree and then blew a 0.13 on the Portable Breath Test. The results led the officer to believe that the Defendant was intoxicated and he was arrested and charged with DWI.
The in-car video of the encounter showed the Defendant followed the officer’s instructions but also showed he took the wrong number of steps and with his arms not completely down by his side.
What attorney Mark Jetton noticed on the video, however, was that his client had performed this series of field tests while wearing COWBOY BOOTS! These boots had a significant enough heel, to off-set the Defendant’s balance, causing him to misstep during his roadside tests.
Mark’s attention to this important detail, among other things, resulted in the Judge ruling in his favor and DISMISSING the DWI charge against his client, and another WIN for Jetton & Meredith.
*Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.