Jake is a former United States Marine. He was awarded two Good Conduct Medals while he served our country. He was arrested by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department for Driving under the influence (DUI) less safe, 40-6-391(a); Failure to maintain lane, 40-6-48; Obstruction; False Report of Crime; and Leaving the scene of an accident.
My investigator interviewed the witnesses and got written statements for evidence for the DUI trial. We took pictures of the road. We hired a DUI field sobriety police expert to testify. I subpoenaed everything from the police officers. We got their police department protocols and policies manuals. We picked the day. We picked the court. We were ready.
The day before the trial the prosecutor told me he was dropping all the charges. In the Recorder’s Court of Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia, the prosecutor abandoned all charges and the DUI dismissed for Marine. He made a formal entry on the record declaring he will not prosecute the case further. No record. It may as well have never happened.
Judgment: DUI dismissed for Marine