Why Farrah Abraham Has it Right

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She may have made some questionable choices in the past, but Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham actually made a smart choice to hire a DUI attorney and plead not guilty to her recent drunk driving charges. So many people think they don’t have options after a DUI and that is certainly not the case! In fact, it is possible to avoid jail and keep your driver’s license if you’ve been accused of drinking and driving. Remember, a DUI arrest is not a DUI conviction and a DUI attorney can help you avoid making your arrest a conviction.

Farrah Abraham did not going into court alone. Appearing in court can be a difficult place to navigate. If you need to appear in court after a DUI, it is imperative to bring along a lawyer who knows the ins-and-outs of the courtroom. It can be very beneficial to your mental state during your court appearance, and, more importantly, it can benefit the overall outcome of your case.

By pleading not guilty, Farrah Abraham has improved her chances of not having a criminal conviction on her record. Unfortunately, in many states, if you plead guilty to a DUI, you’ll likely be found guilty of a DUI. By pleading guilty, you ruin your chances of being found innocent. Remember, it is possible to be found innocent, have your charges reduced or have your case dismissed altogether.

Farrah Abraham has someone to look at the details of her case. An experienced DUI attorney will likely examine the details of your arrest and possibly find a way to create a reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case against you. Perhaps the breathalyzer was not calibrated correctly or maybe you have a condition that resulted in a false reading of a BAC test. An attorney will look into these areas and find a way to help you avoid the devastating penalties of a DUI.

We all make mistakes. We are human after all, even if we are a reality star. Farrah Abraham made the smart choice to not go into court alone. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, you should find a defense lawyer as well! To find a local DUI attorney, fill out this secure form and be put in touch with a lawyer who is ready to help you. Don’t wait. Find a lawyer as soon as you can!

DUI Offender Drives into “Don’t Drink and Drive” Sign

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Joe Clyde, of Island County, WA, pleaded guilty to 3 DUI offenses, including one offense where he crashed into a sign that read, “Please Don’t Drink and Drive”.

Clyde was first arrested for a DUI in 2008. However, he was able to qualify for deferred prosecution. This means that if Clyde sought treatment for his substance abuse, he could possibly get his DUI charges dismissed.

However, Clyde was arrested again for two DUI offenses that occurred this past August. During the first of these arrests, police reported that Clyde drove into a “Please Don’t Drink and Drive” sign.

Because Clyde was arrested again for a DUI, the agreement for his deferred prosecution is now void and he will have to plead guilty to the 2008 charges in addition to the most recent ones. The consequences for a 3rd DUI in Washington include up to a year in jail or electronic home monitoring, fines that can cost up to $5,000 and a license suspension for 3 to 4 years.

Substance abuse can be a difficult problem to face and many courts offer people the opportunity to see treatment as opposed to going to jail. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hire an attorney who focuses in DUI cases. There are negative consequences of a DUI that a defense lawyer can help you avoid so you can focus on getting clean. Fill out this simple and secure form to find a DUI defense attorney today!

DUI Suspect Just Wanted to Cuddle

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Heather Gardner of Newport, RI, was arrested for a DUI early Tuesday morning and repeatedly told the cops that she just wanted to cuddle.

Police responded to reports of an accident when they found Gardner in the driver’s seat of her Jeep. When they suspected her to be under the influence, Gardner was reported as saying, “ . . . I’m not a bad person. I just wanted to pick up the lazy man to cuddle with.”

Who that lazy man is, well, that’s anyone’s guess.

Gardner became visibly upset and admitted to the police that she was under the influence. She also begged police to not tell her about her DUI arrest.

It’s always a smart idea to not admit anything to the police if you’re being arrested for a DUI, even if you’re in need of some cuddling. Here’s hoping there was someone in the drunk tank who was willing to spoon with Gardner.

You may not need a cuddle after a DUI, but you will need a DUI attorney to avoid a criminal conviction on your record. To find a DUI lawyer, fill out this simple and secure form today to have an attorney contact you by tomorrow.

Arrested for a DUI This St. Patrick’s Day?

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Now that your St. Patrick’s Day hangover wore off, it’s time to organize your priorities. As you may know, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest drinking holidays and many patrols were out this past weekend, nabbing drunk drivers left and right. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, it is time to get your life together. A DUI is no laughing matter.

Many people will tell you to head to court on your assigned date and plead guilty. They will say there is absolutely no way to get out of a DUI conviction.

This is not true. It is possible to beat a DUI.

By hiring a DUI attorney, you will learn that there is way to avoid having a criminal conviction on your record. A DUI attorney will analyze your case and show you that by utilizing legal and scientific evidence, there is a way to get out of a DUI.

A DUI conviction can cost a lot of money and be extremely embarrassing. However, it is important to remember that DUI arrest is not a conviction. You need to be proven guilty in court in order to be convicted. If you plead guilty, you will likely be proven guilty. However, by not pleading guilty and heading to court with an attorney, you will learn that you still have options.

A DUI attorney can get your charges reduced or even dropped altogether! They can help you avoid paying expensive fines, continue driving and even avoid jail. An attorney will be by your side every step of the way to ensure that your freedoms stay intact. Contact a DUI attorney today. You deserve one!

Nebraska Mayor Arrested for DUI

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The Mayor of Grand Island, Nebraska was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Saturday evening. Mayor Jay Vavricek was stopped after a local Nebraska citizen called in a tip about a drunk driver, with a vehicle description and license plate number that matched Vavricek’s.

Vavricek is awaiting the results of a blood test, but said in a statement that he was embarrassed by his own actions, and apologized ot his family, and the community. He also said he would take preventative action to be sure this incident did not repeat itself.

The Mayor has faced a tumultuous year in office, he was given a censure and a public reprimand by the city council, as they clashed over the resignation of a city administrator. He was also the target of a recall campaign, but the campaign organizer was unable to fulfill the signature requirements.

If convicted of the DUI, Vavricek faces a mandatory minimum of 7 days in jail, 6 months license revocation, a $500 fine, and other punishments.

Fullerton Police Using State Grants to Stop Drunk Driving

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Police in Fullerton, CA are using state grants to help fight against drunk driving. So far, in 2013, there have been 121 DUI arrests in Fullerton, and since 2009 there have been 14 motor-vehicle deaths, seven of those were alcohol related. The Police have admitted the city has a bar problem, and now they’re doing something to fight back against it.

The department will be using two grants, one for $146,222, the other for $50,000, to reduce the number of drunk driving incidents. The grants have allowed the department to implement 35 saturation patrols, where a pair of officers patrols the popular downtown destination for suspected drunk drivers. They have also staged one sobriety checkpoint, and four more are planned throughout the year.

They are also running undercover operations at court houses, where officers are following drivers with suspended licenses to the parking lot. Most of the drivers have had alternate transportation, but some unlucky residents have gotten into their cars and driven away, only to get pulled over and cited for driving without a license.

Drunk driving has been a problem in Fullerton, with the number of bars (47), and the close proximity of two college campuses. The grants will help fund different operations to help prevent drunk driving, as well as pay for overtime for the police officers.

Washington Councilman Takes DUI Plea Deal

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A City Councilman in Tacoma, Washington who was accused of driving under the influence will be able to avoid a criminal record with a plea deal. Kitsap County prosecutors agreed to the deal that will allow him to avoid the criminal record as long as he stays out of trouble, and follows other guidelines of the plea deal for the next two years.

Ryan Mello, the Tacoma City Councilman, must adhere to the following stipulations for this plea deal: maintain a valid driver’s license and insurance, attend a DUI victim’s panel, seek chemical dependency treatment, avoid drinking and driving and complete a six-hour defensive driving course. Mello must also pay $900 in fees.

The deal is fairly standard for a first time offender, like Mello, who’s blood alcohol level was near the legal limit at the time of his arrest. According to court records, Mello has already complied with most of the conditions set forth. Mello was arrested in January, after making a series of lane changes. He admitted to having a rum and Coke, and a glass of wine.

Snow Leads to DUI Conviction

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A DUI conviction that followed an arrest in January of 2011, was upheld in Montana last week. Mark Haldane, a Montana resident, was arrested after a police officer stopped him because snow was obstructing his view of the license plate. All of the license and registration information on the car was current, as it had just been purchased a few days earlier. After approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed that Haldane was intoxicated.

After his conviction in February of 2012, Haldane filed an appeal saying the officer had no cause for pulling him over, and that the snow covering the license plate was not sufficient. The Montana Supreme Court disagreed with Haldane, saying state law allows for the seizure of a private citizen based on merely a partial obstruction.

The Supreme Court did order for a new sentence after finding that the district court had handed down the highest penalty. He was originally sentenced to six months in jail, and ordering fines of $935. While this appeal did not vacate his conviction entirely, at least he was able to get his punishment lessened.

Phony DUI Arrests at Heart of State Trooper Lawsuit

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A Utah State Trooper is facing a lawsuit after 10 years of record setting arrest numbers. Lisa Steed built a reputation as an excellent officer, with a flair for finding drunken motorists. One supervisor even referred to it as an uncanny ability.

As it turns out, those abilities may not have been so much uncanny, as they were unrealistic. Steed and her former superiors are facing a lawsuit that alleges she filed falsified DUI reports. Those she arrested have said the arrests were disruptive and costly.

One man, Michael Choate, was stopped because he was wearing a Halloween costume, and Steed arrested him even though three breathalyzers showed no evidence of alcohol in his system. Choate took four days off of work to fight his DUI charges. They were ultimately dismissed, but he spent $3,800 on DUI attorneys in the process.

Steed was added to the DUI squad in 2009, and she garnered 400 DUI arrests that year. Those arrests were thought to be a state record, until recent allegations, and were more than double the previous DUI arrest record. Her arrests came into question in 2010 when Sgt. Rob Nixon noted that most of her arrests were on signs of impairment of drugs. A bulk of those arrests had no signs of impairing drugs in their systems.

Those listed on the lawsuit want the entire agency removed from their positions and held responsible for the damages Steed caused.

Officer Resigns After DUI Misconduct

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A trooper from Yakima, Washington has submitted his letter of resignation after an investigation that focused on his lies, sex, and misconduct on the job. Investigators say that Travis Lamb had sex with a woman just three hours after he booked her into jail for a DUI.

The investigation determined that Lamb had not broken any laws, but had violated the official misconduct statue. The woman he had arrested earlier that day, told investigators that he showed up in his patrol car and in his uniform. Lamb was not on duty at the time, but he was on call.

Lamb said the woman acted out of jealousy after he told her he wasn’t interested in pursuing a relationship with her. The investigators decided the woman’s story was more credible, because Lamb resigned, but no charges were ever filed. Lamb admitted that resigning from his ‘dream job’ was the hardest thing he had ever done.

It is believed that this investigation had no impact on the woman’s Washington DUI case.