Florida Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Blog

3Jun, 11

No Longer ‘Flirtin’ with Disaster in Port St. Lucie

DUI charges have been dismissed against Molly Hatchet lead guitarist David Hlubek. The Office of the State Attorney has abandoned its accusation of drunk driving after the trial judge agreed with defense counsel that the deputy broke the law when he stopped Mr. Hlubek’s car without legal authority.

Notorious DUI cop Peter Lamborghini received an anonymous tip claiming Mr. Hlubek was driving drunk. Lamborghini has received awards from Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his large number of DUI arrests, despite the significant percentage of them that do not result in convictions.

In this case, the deputy chose not to question the reliability of the source. The deputy also ignored the fact that Mr. Hlubek committed no traffic violation, and demonstrated no erratic or suspicious driving.

The judge agreed with this lawyer that anonymous tips are inherently unreliable, and granted our motion to suppress all of the evidence that the deputy obtained illegally.
After reviewing their options, prosecutors decided not to appeal the judge’s decision, and filed a dismissal instead.

Attorney Mike Kessler
Written by: Attorney Mike Kessler

Attorney Kessler has been practicing criminal law in Florida for 30 years. He is recognized as is a leading authority on drunk-driving defense as well as a founding member of the Saint Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and co-author of The DUI Book: Florida Edition, the definitive resource on DUI in Florida.

To speak with Mike, call 772-466-4900 or click here for a free consultation.

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