P v Patrick G
An unknown informant called law enforcement and said Patrick was driving poorly in Shasta County California. A Redding Police Officer also observed Patrick driving poorly (weaving, ran stoplight, etc). After failing the Field Sobriety Tests Patrick was arrested. Charges were filed and a blood test revealed a BAC of .15.
Mr. Hamilton filed a motion to suppress. The motion was denied and Mr. Hamilton filed an appeal of the Trial Court's ruling. A three judge appellate panel agreed with Mr. Hamilton, overturned the trial court's ruling, and ordered the blood evidence suppressed.
The Shasta County District Attorney's Office then moved the trial court to dismiss the case for lack of evidence and Patrick's DUI case was properly dismissed.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI
Court: Shasta County Superior Court