Los Angeles County Long Beach Justice Center-Department 6 - Client was contacted by law enforcement for allegedly having a headlight out on his vehicle. The officer stated that client had bloodshot, glass and watery eyes. Officer also stated that client’s speech was thick and slurred. Officer administered Field Sobriety tests on client including the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, One Leg Stand and Finger to Nose tests. Client admitted to having a glass of wine. Client was subsequently arrested and chose to take a blood test.
Defense and Result: The Assistant District Attorney assured Defense Attorney that they do not reduce cases with blood levels at .09. After several court appearance, discussions with the D.A. and reviewing the evidence in the case including the video, the case was reduced to the Wet Reckless.