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Jacksonville DUI Appeals Attorney

DEFENDING A DUI CASE SOMETIMES REQUIRES AN APPEAL

At Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., in Jacksonville, Florida, we have the proven skills to appeal DUI charges. It is important to have an experienced lawyer in your corner to provide you with aggressive and dedicated defense, who knows the laws involved in DUI cases and who will take an appeal to a higher court when necessary.

DUI Defense Attorney Mitchell Stone has won significant appellate decisions in the state of Florida concerning DUI cases, including one appellate decision that is considered to be one of the most important decisions concerning expert testimony in DUI trials.

To find out if our criminal defense law firm can help you with your case, contact us online or call (904) 263-5005.

MITCHELL A. STONE, P.A. HAS THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED

Mitch Stone has decades of experience litigating and winning DUI related appeals for clients.

Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney Mitch Stone is a well-known and aggressive Jacksonville DUI defense attorney who has served as faculty across the state of Florida at several DUI legal seminars. In 2011 he was appointed chair of the FACDL annual Blood, Breath and Tears DUI Defense seminar which he ran for 7 years. He has more 30 years of experience and understands when to appeal to protect the rights of those charged with DUI.

EXAMPLES OF MITCHELL A. STONE’S SUCCESSFUL FLORIDA DUI APPEALS

STATE OF FLORIDA, Petitioner, v. CLEMENTS, Respondent.

1 st District. Case No. 1D07-2867

Below is a brief description of the case concerning DUI convictions and expert testimony. To read the courts' full published opinion, click here.

Criminal law — Driving under the influence — The Circuit Court acting in its appellate capacity did not depart from essential requirements of law when it reversed a DUI conviction and ordered a new trial on the ground that the defense should have been permitted to offer expert testimony tending to show that the defendant was not impaired at time the of arrest, even though he had consumed alcohol before getting behind wheel — State's petition for writ of certiorari denied.

Visit our success stories page to learn about many other great results we have achieved for our clients in cases ranging from DUI defense to white collar crime charges.

Additional Successful DUI Appeals

PETITIONER, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES, Dec. 2008

16 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 124b

Licensing — Driver's license — Suspension — Refusal to submit to breath test — Actual physical control of vehicle — Evidence — Accident report privilege — Hearing officer erred in failing to suppress statements identifying licensee as driver that were made by licensee during accident investigation — Where reports admitted at hearing do not indicate that officers responding to the accident scene observed licensee behind the wheel, accident report identifies some other person with same name as licensee as driver, and civilian witness affidavits only identify driver as white male wearing gray shirt, but there is nothing to verify that licensee was person described or was wearing gray shirt, hearing officer's conclusion that licensee was driver is not supported by admissible evidence — Where hearing officer stated in decision that licensee performed unsatisfactorily on field sobriety exercises, but all reports in evidence indicate that exercises were never conducted, hearing officer denied licensee due process by departing from neutrality and manufacturing evidence to support decision — Petition for writ of certiorari granted

WILLARD, Petitioner, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES, BUREAU OF DRIVER IMPROVEMENT Oct. 2008

15 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1137b

Licensing — Driver's license — Suspension — Refusal to submit to breath test — Lawfulness of stop — Where officer who stopped licensee for excessive horn honking and following another vehicle too closely only noticed licensee after she reacted to being cut off by other vehicle that abruptly changed lanes in front of her without having safe distance for lane change and without signaling, and licensee committed no traffic violations after honking horn, hearing officer erred in finding that stop was justified by licensee's "erratic driving" — Petition for writ of certiorari granted

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