At trial officers, testified that client observed driving in reckless manner, driving in and out of its lane and almost hitting guardrail. While in a parking lot, client hit the curb and was driving in an aimless manner. Video showed Client perform very poorly on sobriety tests, even falling to the ground. On cross-examination Attorney Segura was able to demonstrate multiple inconsistencies between reports, video and testimony from officers. Client took the stand and testified that the officers were not being truthful about her driving. Attorney Segura argued that evidence did not support reasonable suspicion to make initial stop. Judge did not believe officers’ testimony and suppressed all evidence due to unconstitutional detention and instructed a verdict of Not Guilty.
State v. V.G. P.