Foss G. Hodges – Notable Cases:
DUI

Summaries of charges, defenses, and outcomes for clients prosecuted in counties throughout Georgia and the Southeast.

Charges Reduced After Indictment/Accusation

Covington DUI reduced to Reckless Driving (2019)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: DUI

Prosecution's Case:

Client pulled over when observed driving well under speed limit and impeding traffic. Arrested when officers observed that client had strong odor of alcohol and was extremely confused, incoherent, and unsteady on his feet. Client's blood alcohol content came back well over the legal limit.

Defense and Outcome:

DUI reduced to Reckless Driving where Hodges proved there was no reasonable suspicion for the stop - there was no evidence of client actually impeding traffic or committing any other traffic offense, and driving too slow was not enough to justify stop.

Milledgeville DUI reduced to Reckless Driving (2018)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: DUI

Prosecution's Case:

Client arrested for DUI when observed driving erratically after leaving bar.

Defense and Outcome:

DUI reduced to Reckless Driving when Hodges has client complete all DUI mitigations prior to arraignment.

Madison DUI reduced to Reckless Driving (2018)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: DUI

Prosecution's Case:

Client arrested for DUI when pulled over for busted tail light, and officer observed odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and red, watery eyes.

Defense and Outcome:

DUI reduced to Reckless Driving when Hodges showed prosecutor that tail light was not busted, that there was no other reasonable suspicion to make the stop, that client's speech was always slurred, and his eyes were always red and watery, when completely sober.

Fayette County DUI reduced to Reckless Driving (2016)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: DUI

Prosecution's Case:

Client arrested for DUI when she was stopped for running over curb and driving wrong way down one way street.

Defense and Outcome:

DUI reduced to Reckless Driving when Hodges proves client was having anxiety attack, not impaired.

DeKalb County DUI reduced to Reckless Driving (2015)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: DUI

Prosecution's Case:

Client arrested for DUI after she hit a parked car.

Defense and Outcome:

DUI reduced to Reckless Driving when Hodges showed prosecutor that Implied Consent notice not administered properly.

DUI reduced to Reckless Driving (Atlanta Municipal 2015)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: DUI

Prosecution's Case:

Client arrested for DUI when police found him confused and Incoherent in parked car on the side of the road.

Defense and Outcome:

DUI reduced to Reckless Driving, where Hodges proves client was having nervous breakdown, not intoxicated.

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