Client was leaving work in Woodstock at 3:00 am. A Sheriff’s deputy stopped her for touching the center line. The deputy said he smelled marijuana coming from her breath and vehicle. The deputy began to search her vehicle. No marijuana or other drugs were discovered in the search. Another deputy arrived and said he smelled alcohol. Client was then arrested and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to maintain lane and obstruction of an officer for not taking the blood test.
Attorney Blevins attempted to get the DUI dismissed, but the State refused to do so. Attorney Blevins took the case to a jury trial. Attorney Blevins was able to get a directed verdict of not guilty for the Reckless driving and Failure to maintain lance charges. A jury found the client not guilty of the other two charges of DUI and Obstruction of an officer. The jury deliberated for approximately 10 minutes.
Client was very happy.
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About Attorney Richard Blevins
Attorney Richard Blevins is a former Cobb County Assistant District Attorney and Assistant Solicitor General. He is a part-time criminal justice instructor at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia.
He graduated third in his class at the DeKalb County Police Academy and achieved an intermediate certification from Georgia’s Peace Officer Standards & Training Council.
Attorney Richard Blevins was a former Detective with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, a former Police Officer with the Milledgeville Police Department and the DeKalb County Police Department.
He also is veteran of the United States Army where he was a soldier in the Military Police Corps stationed overseas. Read more.