Client was operating a vehicle and was stopped for failure to maintain his lane. The officer smelled alcohol and asked the client to perform field sobriety tests. The client also admitted taking prescription drugs. The officer performed the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test. The Officer observed 6 of 6 clues. The client refused the other field sobriety tests. The officer arrested the client.
Attorney Richard Blevins was able to get the prosecutor to reduce the DUI charge to reckless driving. This was due to Attorney Blevins showing the client was arrested without probable cause.
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.