Refusal case victories

State v. T.J. – Refusal

T.J. was arrested in Gwinnett County for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after an officer observed T.J. follow the car in front of her too closely.  Although T.J. performed poorly on the field sobriety evaluations, Mr. Ryczek successfully argued that the field sobriety results should be suppressed from evidence.  Prior to trial the judge…
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State v. M.F. – DUI Refusal & Driving on a Suspended License

M.F. was pulled over for weaving.  Upon checking M.F.’s license, the officer found that M.F’s license was suspended for pleading guilty to a drug charge several months prior to the DUI arrest.  (Mr. Ryczek successfully appealed the drug conviction, and eventually achieved a dismissal on the drug offense).  The officer handcuffed M.F. and patted him…
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State v. T.R.- Refusal and Speeding

T.R. was pulled over for speeding and weaving.  At a motion to suppress hearing, Mr. Ryczek challenged the officer’s training, and the revealed that he did not know how to properly administer field sobriety evaluations.  Rather than taking the case to trial, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss T.R.’s DUI case and allowed him to plead…
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State v. P.B. – DUI Refusal

P.B. was pulled over for making a wide right-hand turn.  P.B., a lawyer, and knowing his right to refuse testing declined to perform field sobriety tests, and declined breath testing.  Mr. Ryczek convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the case for lack of evidence.

State v. S.G. – Refusal/Driving the wrong way on a one-way street

A Gwinnett County police officer stopped S.G. for driving the wrong way on a one-way street to get to the Waffle House.  S.G. admitted to drinking a few beers, and performed field sobriety evaluations.  Although the officer claimed that S.G. failed the field sobriety evaluations, he testified poorly at a pre-trial motion, and the prosecutor…
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State v. J.W. – Refusal 2nd in 5, DUI

J.W. was arrested in Snellville after an officer noticed that his tag light was out.  Upon reaching the car, the officer noticed that J.W. had bloodshot and watery eyes, and that he had slow-thick speech.  J.W. admitted that he had three to four beers earlier in the evening and the officer reported that J.W. walked…
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State v. T.J. – Refusal

T.J. was arrested in Gwinnett County for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after an officer observed T.J. follow the car in front of her too closely.  Although T.J. performed poorly on the field sobriety evaluations, Mr. Ryczek successfully argued that the field sobriety results should be suppressed from evidence.  Prior to trial the judge…
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State v. G.B. – Refusal

A City of Smyrna police officer noticed G.B. staggering out of a bar, and followed in his car.  The officer lost sight of G.G. in a crowd.  The officer G.B. entered a Honda, and began leaving the parking lot.  The officer pulled in behind G.B. to initiate a DUI investigation.  G.B. was obviously intoxicated, but…
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State v. S.A. – Refusal

S.A. was pulled over on Cumberland Boulevard for driving with no headlights after midnight.  After the officer blue-lighted S.A. she continued to drive for several hundred yards.  When she finally pulled over, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, and she gave inconsistent statements about how much alcohol she drank.  She…
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State v. B.S. – Alleged Refusal and Speeding

B.S. was pulled over for speeding as he left a nightclub. The officer smelled an odor of marijuana and B.S. admitted to have consumed some alcohol. The officer asked B.S. to take a blood test and he agreed. B.S. refused to sign a document releasing the hospital’s liability for negligence, and the officer determined that…
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