My client was on vacation with his wife on St. Pete Beach. He lives out of state and it was his first time visiting the area. He drank way too much at the Post Card Inn and was trespassed. He walked back to the Beachcomber Hotel and tried to keep drinking there. The staff became concerned about his behavior and called the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.
My client had no prior record and had a significant job that was at risk with this arrest. I put together a letter explaining the circumstances and sent it to the prosecutor. I followed up with a phone call. We discussed having my client get into alcohol treatment, but decided to wait.
About three weeks after the arrest, the charges were dropped. My client can now have his record expunged if he chooses. He was very happy.