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DUI Damage to Property of Another

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Nov 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Defendant was charged with DUI Damage to Property or Another and driving in willful wanton disregard for safety that causes damage to the property of another. The only damaged regarding the charges was to the Defendant's own vehicle. The State Charged DUI Damage to Property of Another and reckless disregard on the theory that a bank held a lien on the vehicle. The Court of Appeals held that a bank lien does not make it the owner. The Defendant's conviction, as to these charges, was reversed. Read Opinion Below:

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-seven years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida before going in to private practice and representing good people in bad times who have been accused of criminal offenses, dui, and appeals.


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