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DUI Charge Dismissed for Police Misconduct

DUI Dismissed after Police Misconduct

Orlando DUI Lawyer – According to several Florida news agencies, all criminal charges stemming from a DUI arrest of a 23-year-old woman, Alexandra Torrensvilas, in Broward County, Florida have been dropped due to police misconduct.

The alleged police misconduct occurred after Hollywood Officer Joel Francisco rear-ended her car which was driven by Ms. Torrensvilas.    During the arrest of the young woman, the officer’s in car video camera recorded the unsuspecting officer stating, “Well, I don’t lie and make things up ever, because it’s wrong, but if I need to bend it a little bit to protect a cop I’m gonna,” an officer says to Community Service Officer Karim Thomas.

The investigation of the Florida DUI officer’s conduct resulted in State attorney spokesman Ron Ishoy issuing a statement stating prosecutors dropped charges against Torrensvilas because the video “could raise questions about the police account of the traffic mishap.”

Florida Police misconduct reports have become increasingly common due in part to the cell phone camera proliferation.

If you are have been charged with a DUI in Orange County, Florida or DUI in Seminole County, Florida or have experienced what you believe to be police misconduct relating to your DUI arrest and charge, please contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Tilden Law for a free initial consultation.  407-599-1234

Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Fleet Tilden, Esq.
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.