DUI Offender Bites Officer

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Here’s another warning of things you should not do if you are arrested for a DUI. What’s the warning? Oh, don’t bite the cops.

19-year old Catherine Demery was arrested in Ypsilanti, Michigan. When she was driving, she apparently lost control of the car. Police pulled her over and suspected her to be under the influence. She failed a field sobriety test.

However, Demery resisted arrest and what was one of her tactics? She took a big old chomp in one of the cop’s arms. “She bit an officer,” stated Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts.

Demery’s BAC measured above .17, which, in the state of Michigan qualifies her as being “super drunk.” In Michigan, if you are “super drunk” your license will be suspended for twice as long and you may have to spend up to 180 days in jail.

The charges Demery is facing include unlawful use of a motor vehicle, OUI (operating while intoxicated), resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, possession of marijuana, malicious destruction of property, driving with a suspended license and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

When you are pulled over by the cops, it is best to be as polite and respectful as possible. Don’t resist arrest or else you’ll face additional charges.

The consequences for a DUI include a license suspension, expensive fines and even potential jail time. This is why you should fight your charges if you’ve been arrested. Find an experienced DUI lawyer today.

 

Source: Daily Mail

Stolen Mail Found During DUI Arrest

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Here’s an unusual DUI story:

Police pulled over a drunk driver in Waite Park, Minnesota last week to find a stash of missing mail.

During a DUI traffic stop, police searched the back of the vehicle to find mail taken from mailboxes in the Minnesota areas of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Becker, Clear Lake and Clear Water. Most of the mail was postmarked between January 14 through the 20, but there were some pieces of mail that date back to December. Let’s hope there were no Christmas cards in there!

If you live in those areas and think you’re missing mail, you can contact the Waite Park Police Department.

The scary thing is that a DUI alone can result in some significantly harsh penalties. After a DUI arrest, you can likely face expensive fines, a driver’s license suspension and even jail time. This is why you should hire an experienced DUI lawyer to fight your charges. Click here to find a DUI lawyer near you.

 

Source: KARE11

DUI Checkpoint in Las Vegas

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If you’re going to be in Las Vegas this Super Bowl Sunday, consider this a warning. Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint and it may be near where you’ll be celebrating the big day.

Las Vegas police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on the east side of the Valley from 4 pm until 1 am Monday morning, The checkpoint will be on Boulder Highway at Mayorga Street.

According to Lt. Leonard Marshall, police will be patrolling for revelers who have had too much to drink while watching the game.

“These events usually go until about three in the morning, but we’re starting earlier to cover that party time.”

The checkpoint has been funded by a federal grant with a purpose to lower the number of drunk driving incidents involving juvenile and young adult drivers. However, police will be patrolling for any driver that looks impaired.

The consequences for a DUI in Las Vegas include a driver’s license suspension, expensive fines and even jail time depending on your case. If you are facing DUI charges, it’s important that you hire an experienced DUI lawyer to go over your case. A DUI lawyer will make sure your rights are intact and can possibly get your DUI charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Click here to learn more about Las Vegas DUI laws.

Have a safe Super Bowl Sunday!

Source: Review Journal

Extra Patrols in San Diego This Super Bowl Sunday

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Attention San Diego drivers! If you plan on driving Super Bowl Sunday, be on the lookout! San Diego police will be deploying extra patrols looking to nab drunk drivers.

Extra patrols will begin at 3 pm and last until 5 am Monday morning.

Super Bowl Sunday is a notorious day for DUI arrests. Many people attend parties or bars and forget their limits and think they’re okay to drive.

Be responsible this Sunday. Know your limits.

If you do plan on driving, don’t have anything to drink. If you plan on drinking, be sure to call a cab or driving service such as Uber.

If you do get arrested for a DUI, be sure to find an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as you can. A DUI lawyer can help you avoid jail time and can possibly save your license depending on your case.

In the state of California, a DUI arrest triggers two hearings. One is with the criminal court and the other is with the Department of Motor Vehicles. You must schedule the DMV hearing on your own. If you don’t schedule this hearing within 10 days of your DUI arrest, you will lose your license regardless of the outcome of your criminal case. Therefore, be sure to contact the DMV and schedule this hearing right away.

It’s also a good idea to write down everything that happens during your DUI arrest. It will help you recall important information when you meet with your DUI attorney and when you appear in court.

For help finding a DUI lawyer near you, visit 1 800 DUI Laws today!

Source: CBS 8

 

City Manager Pleads No Contest to DUI Charges

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Port Richey, Florida City Manager Tom O’Neill pleaded no contest to drunk driving charges today, January 27, 2014. O’Neill was able to avoid jail time, but the judge did sentenced him to a year of probation.

O’Neill was arrested on misdemeanor DUI charges last summer after he was found sleeping at the wheel of his SUV. His blood alcohol concentration measured more than four times the legal limit. This is O’Neil’s second DUI arrest.

In addition to his probation, O’Neil owes more than $1,500 in required fines and he must attend multiple offender DUI school. He was given a curfew and his license has been revoked for six months. Additionally, his car has been impounded. O’Neill must continue to seek treatment for substance abuse issues, which his attorney says he does so already.

These are the typical consequences an offender usually faces after a DUI. However, in some cases the consequences could be much worse. You could lose your job if you’ve been arrested and even your professional license. This is why it is important to find an experienced DUI lawyer to fight your charges if you’ve been arrested. A lawyer can help you avoid jail after a DUI and can help save your job. If you’ve been arrested, find a DUI lawyer today!

Source: TampaBay.com

Kennedy’s DUI Case Will Move Forward

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Despite her lawyer’s request to have her case dismissed, Kerry Kennedy’s drugged-driving case against her will move forward. A judge made this decision today, January 24, 2014.

Kennedy is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and the former wife of New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo. Back in July of 2012, she hit a tractor-trailer with her Lexus on a New York highway. When police arrived to the scene of the crash, they found Kennedy slumped over her wheel.

Apparently, Kennedy had taken an Ambien, a sleep medication. She claims she had mistakenly taken the sleep medication thinking it was her thyroid medication. She claims she has no memory of the crash.

“Then I have no memory until I was stopped at a traffic light and a police officer was at my car door,” Kennedy stated. “I want to apologize to the driver of the truck who I apparently hit and to all those I endangered.”

Kennedy pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of drugs. The start of her trial will begin this February.

If convicted, some of the consequences Kennedy could face include expensive fines, a driver’s license suspension, and even mandatory jail time depending on the nature of her case. She may also have to seek treatment for substance abuse and attend traffic school.

These are consequences you, too, can face if you are convicted of a DUI. This is why you should find an experienced attorney to fight your charges. Visit 1 800 DUI Laws to find an attorney near you.

Source: ABC News

Justin Bieber Arrested for a DUI

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Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested for a DUI early this morning and he’ll also be facing charges for drag racing.

In a residential area of Miami Beach, police spotted a Lamborghini and a Ferrari drag racing early in the morning of January 23, 2014. Police pulled both cars over.

The driver behind the wheel of the Lamborghini was Justin Bieber and the person driving the Ferrari was Def Jam recording artist Khalil Sharieff.

Apparently, Bieber was not cooperating with the officer’s instructions. He cursed at the officers and repeatedly questioned why he was being pulled over. According to the police report, Bieber had a “flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath.”

The officer proceeded to give Bieber a field sobriety test. However, Bieber failed. There was no information regarding a blood alcohol concentration test or what Bieber’s BAC measured at the time of his arrest.

Bieber was arrested and taken to jail. He was arraigned early this morning where Bieber “made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication.”

Bieber will be facing DUI charges as well as charges for drag racing.

The consequences Bieber could likely face are mandatory jail, extremely expensive fines and a long driver’s license suspension. He may also be required to seek treatment for alcohol abuse, as well as attend traffic school and / or install an ignition interlock device.

These are serious consequences that can ruin anybody’s life. This is why if you’ve been arrested for a DUI, you should get a skilled attorney on your side to fight your charges. Remember, you do have options after a DUI. Find a DUI lawyer today.

Source: CelebrityDUI.com

DUI Checkpoint in Santa Clarita on Friday

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There will be a DUI checkpoint taking place this Friday, January 24, 2014 in an unincorporated part of the Santa Clarita Valley. It will take place from 6:30pm until 2:30 Saturday morning.

If you do get stopped at the checkpoint, be sure to be polite with the police officer. Have your license, proof of insurance and registration handy. Remember, you don’t have to answer any questions other than stating your name.

Getting a DUI can be a very expensive mistake. With required fines and other fees, a DUI can possibly cost you up to $10,000 dollars. The cost alone is an important reason why you should hire an experienced DUI lawyer and fight your charges.

The consequences for a DUI can include expensive fines, a license suspension, and possibly even jail time depending on your case and the number of times you’ve been arrested. Additional consequences include traffic school, alcohol education classes, mandatory alcohol treatment and the installation of an ignition interlock device.

A DUI conviction also has long term consequences. With a criminal conviction on your background, you may run into trouble finding new employment or getting an approval on a loan from the bank. It could keep you from buying that dream home or renting a new apartment. You can also lose your professional license after a DUI if you work in the education or medical field.

If you get arrested for a DUI, it is imperative you find an experienced lawyer to look over your case and help you fight your charges. Remember, you still have options after a DUI. Find a lawyer today.

Source: Home Town Station

DUI Arrest on a Golf Cart

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This story proves that you don’t need to be driving a car to be arrested for a DUI. A drunk driver was arrested after driving a golf cart while under the influence on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Jeffrey Rose of La Quinta, CA was driving his golf cart at the La Quinta Resort/PGA West Club House. He also had a passenger with him. Rose got into a single-vehicle crash, resulting in his passenger falling out of the vehicle.

When police arrived to the scene, they noticed that Rose’s passenger was under the influence. However, Rose seemed to be intoxicated as well. Therefore, Rose was arrested for a DUI.

The passenger was taken to the hospital as a precaution but Rose was taken to the Riverside County Jail in Indio, CA. He was later released on Sunday after a $2,500 bail.

If convicted of a DUI, Rose may have to pay very expensive fines, serve a license suspension and either be on probation or spend time in jail, depending on the judge and the nature of his arrest. Furthermore, Rose would possibly have to deal with a DUI conviction on his record. This could prevent him from getting a job or getting approved for a loan from the bank.

These are consequences that can happen to you if you don’t fight your charges. A DUI lawyer is here to help if you’ve been arrested. A DUI charge can be beat with the help of an experienced DUI lawyer.

If you need help finding an attorney, visit 1 800 DUI Laws today.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

Fire Chief Placed on Leave After DUI

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If you think a DUI won’t affect your job, you better think again. A fire chief from Springfield, GA has been placed on leave after being arrested for a DUI.

Springfield Fire Chief Craig Zittrouer was arrested for a DUI on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Zittrouer was also charged with speeding.

City Manager Brett Bennett placed Zittrouer on an administrative leave while he reviews this arrest.

Working in a fire department isn’t the only industry that places people on leave after they are arrested for a DUI. If you work in education or in the medical field, you could also lose your professional license if you are convicted of a DUI.

Your job is important. Nowadays, where it’s difficult for people to find work, it is more important than ever to hold on to your job. However, a DUI arrest really threatens your employment status. That is why it is essential you hire an experienced DUI lawyer to aid you with your charges.

A DUI lawyer will do everything in their power to make sure you don’t lose your job after a DUI. Additionally, a DUI lawyer can help you avoid the other consequences of a DUI including jail, expensive fines, and a license suspension.

Click here to find a DUI lawyer near you.

Source: The Augusta Chronicle