Client was operating a car and was clocked for speeding in Cobb County. The officers approached his car and detected alcohol emitting from his vehicle. The client was asked to perform the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, which the officers said he had 6 out of 6 clues. The client was then asked to to the walk and turn test, which the officers found 6 of 8 clues. Finally, the client performed the one leg stand test, which the officers found 2 of 4 clues. The client was arrested for DUI. The client took the State administered blood test and was over the legal limit.
Attorney Richard Blevins looked at the case and determined that the officers failed to meet certain requirements on the speeding case. Attorney Blevins also showed to prosecutors that the field sobriety tests were performed correctly and that the client did not have the clues the officers noted.
The DUI was reduced to a reckless driving.
Client’s job was saved and 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.