Randall Grantham P.A. - Tampa, Florida Lawyer

Criminal + DUI & Traffic + Personal Injury

Trusted for justice, Tampa, Florida attorney Randall Grantham works with individuals to keep their rights protected. Areas of practice - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI and traffic  

Just One More Drink...

RR might have had a few drinks before he went to the girly bar. He came in hot and jumped the curb, bumping into the concrete building with enough force to shake the surveillance camera mounted to the outside wall. But he looked fine getting out of the car and walking into the place.

Waiting to talk to the manager, he ordered a strong drink and started drinking. Meanwhile the cops had already been called and the manager avoided him while he sat at the bar and drank.

Cops get there, and despite the fact that he had been drinking for almost an hour after getting out from behind the wheel, they decide he’s impaired and arrest him for DUI. His breath alcohol level was well over the limit but I had a file full of cases from around the nation holding that drinking after you've stopped driving, negates observations made some time later.

Even though the prosecutor thought that, based on his breath alcohol reading, RR had to have been impaired when he got there, he couldn’t prove it and with my supporting law, the case was reduced to Reckless Driving, which is exactly what RR had done. That also explains why a professor of mine in Law School said he always carried a flask around to take a nip from if he was in an accident under questionable circumstances.

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