Skillful Handling Of Your DUI Appeal By An Experienced Attorney
At Lockett Law, P.A., in Jacksonville, Florida, we have the proven skills to appeal your criminal and DUI charges. When bad things happen to good people, it is important to have an experienced Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer in your corner to provide you with aggressive and dedicated representation.
Attorney Lee Locket have won significant appellate decisions in the state of Florida concerning DUI cases, including one appellate decision that is considered to be the most important decision concerning expert testimony in DUI trials in several years.
Our Aggressive Team Has the Experience You Need
Our team has decades of experience litigating and winning many jury trials and appeals for our clients.
Lee Lockett: Attorney Lockett has served as faculty on many DUI defense seminars and has also appeared as an expert witness in multiple DUI trials. He is well respected as a premier DUI defense attorney in Florida. He uses this experience, as well as his experience working for the state attorney’s office, to build solid and powerful cases for our clients.
Past Cases Represented By Our Successful DUI Appeals Attorneys
Below are just a few of the successful appeals cases we have handled for our clients.
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.