Man Gets DUI After Driving on Two Flat Tires

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Alcohol can do severe damage to your body. However, alcohol can also do severe damage to your car.

Stephen Matthew Sisson of Cooper City, Florida, was arrested for a DUI on Sunday, September 15, after police spotted him driving for 3 miles on two flat tires.

Police stopped Sisson after running a couple of red lights. They also noticed he had two flat tires. Apparently, Sisson had been driving for three miles while having flat tires.

When police proceeded to take Sisson’s BAC, they realized he was 4 times the legal limit. His BAC measured at .32 percent.

We all know that alcohol severely impacts our judgment, especially when it comes to deciding if we are sober enough to drive. It’s an unfortunate mistake a lot of people make on a regular basis.

While some people are smart enough not to get behind the wheel, others take the risk and end up getting arrested for a DUI. If this happens to you, you can still be smart about taking action to fight your charges. Find a knowledgable and experienced DUI attorney in your neighborhood by using 1800DUILaws.com. Fight your charges and save your driving privileges. It’s the best choice you can make after a DUI arrest.

Source: Sun Sentinel

 

Questions to Ask a DUI Attorney

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A DUI can wind being up being more serious than you think. When you have a DUI on your record, you could lose your job, be denied a bank loan, lose a lot of money and even spend time in jail. Because of this, you need a DUI attorney that you can trust.

Meeting with an attorney for the first time can be overwhelming. How do you know if this attorney is right for you? What questions should you ask? These are concerns many people have when they are shopping for a lawyer. Therefore, we made the following list of questions you can ask your potential lawyer to see if he or she is right for you. Good luck!

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Hawks Coach Arrested for DUI

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Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested for a DUI last night, August 28, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Police pulled over Budenholzer after noticing that his taillights weren’t on. When George state trooper, Johnathon Nelms, spoke with the NBA coach, he noticed that Budenholzer’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. Furthermore, Nelms could smell a strong odor of alcohol.

While Budenholzer refused a breath test at the site of his arrest, he did perform some of the field sobriety test. Budenholzer also admitted to having a glass of wine fifteen minutes before getting behind the wheel.

Budenholzer’s lawyer released a statement this morning offering more details about the arrest. He stated that Budenholzer requested to speak with his attorney before taking a breathalyzer test but then he was arrested for a DUI.

While in jail, after speaking with his attorney, Budenholzer said he would take a breath test and requested a blood test. According to Budenholzer’s attorney, he was refused. However, once Budenholzer was released, he went to a local hospital to get a blood test where his BAC measured at .01 percent. The legal limit in the state of Georgia is .08 percent.

Danny Ferry, the president of basketball operations for the Hawks made the following statement:

“Bud made us away of the situation last night. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

It was very smart of Budenholzer to contact an attorney right away. A lawyer can tell you exactly what to do during this precarious situation. If you’ve recently been arrested for a DUI and need help finding a lawyer, 1 800 DUI Laws can put you in touch with a local attorney today!

Source – USA Today 

 

Driving on a Suspended License

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One of the consequences of a DUI conviction includes a license suspension. For most people, your license suspension starts when you are convicted. If you haven’t been to court yet and want to avoid suspension, be sure to contact a DUI lawyer right away.

Ideally, if your license gets suspended, it’s a good idea to not get behind the wheel. There are steps you can take to legally get behind the wheel such as applying for a restricted license or installing an ignition interlock device. Be sure to talk with your attorney to see if these are options of you.

If you are caught driving on a suspended license, it’s important to take action right away. Appear in court on your assigned day and explain your situation. Not appearing in court gives the judge the right to issue a warrant for your arrest.

You should also contact the probation authorities and DMV to explain your situation.

The consequences of driving on a suspended license can include a longer probation. Furthermore, the chances increase that you may need to serve a mandatory jail sentence.

Similar to your DUI arrest, every situation is different so the best piece of advice we can give you is to seek legal assistance. If your lawyer provides post-conviction assistance, be sure to contact him or her right away.

A Very Strange DUI Arrest in Florida

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A Florida Highway patrol officer experience quite a strange DUI arrest when they apprehended Leyla Denise Aykin last Thursday.

Though Aykin’s BAC was .00 and she tested negative for marijuana, Aykin was clearly under the influence of something when she was arrested.

Police witnessed Aykin speeding, as well as sticking her scarf out the window and letting go, like in an old-timey movie. They pulled her over and when they asked Ayken to get out of the car and put her hands on the vehicle, she instead knelt down and said a prayer.

According to the police report, Aykin claimed she wanted to “taste the ocean”. In his report, the highway trooper wrote that Aykin “wanted to taste me and gaze through me.”

Aykin then started singing and chanting. When the officer asked if there was anyone he should contact, Aykin replied, “Jesus”.

Ayken claims that she had stinging nettle tea. Stinging nettle is a plant that has stingers (or trichomes) that can inject histamines when someone touches it. Stinging nettle is often used in medicines.

We’re certainly curious about the defense Aykin will use on this case! Let’s hope she hires an experienced DUI lawyer.

Source: Sun Sentinel

Get Ready for More DUI Crackdowns

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It’s that time of the year, everybody! As summer comes to a close, the number of drunk drivers on the road tends to skyrocket. With end-of-the-summer barbecues and people trying to get in one last vacation, this is the time of year when more people make risky decisions and get out on the road under the influence.

Many states are participating in DUI crackdowns. If you get arrested for a DUI, be sure to hire an experienced DUI attorney and fight your charges. DUI convictions are serious and you can lose more than you think.

Here are some areas of the country that are having major DUI crackdowns:

Lower Merion, PA will be having a DUI crackdown between August 23 and August 25. Expect to see DUI checkpoints as well as roving patrols. While exact locations of the checkpoints haven’t been disclosed, expect to see the police in areas known for a high volume of DUI-related incidents.

If you are located in Kansas, make sure you are careful from August 15 until the end of summer! The Kansas Highway Patrol is participating in the “You drink. You drive. You Lose” Special Enforcement Program. The campaign runs from August 15 until September 2. Expect to see plenty of roving patrols throughout the state, enforcing traffic laws and on the lookout for drunk drivers.

Drivers in Bellingham and elsewhere in Whatcom County, Washington better be on high-alert. Area police will be holding the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Expect to see extra patrol officers from August 16 until September 2.

Brother and Sister Arrested for DUI

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For some, DUI arrests run in the family. The case seems true for the Taverniers, as siblings were arrested for a DUI at the same time near Colorado State University yesterday.

Tyler Nathaniel Tavernier was pulled over for driving with a defective headlamp. Not far behind, his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Tavernier, pulled her car over near the police stop.

Police suspected Tyler Tavernier to be under the influence and performed a field sobriety test on him. He failed. Police approached Sarah Tavernier, consensually according to 9 News, and suspected her to be under the influence. Sarah Tavernier also failed the field sobriety test.

The siblings were arrested and later released on bail by Tuesday afternoon.

The charges the pair will likely face if convicted include heavy fines, a driver’s license suspension and mandatory jail time or probation. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, it is in your best interest to fight your charges.

Having a DUI conviction on your record can keep you from gaining employment and getting approved for a loan. If you need help finding a DUI lawyer, visit 1800DUILaws.com today.

GOP Spokeswoman Suspended After DUI

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The GOP spokeswoman of Kentucky, Kelsey Cooper, has been suspended from her position following a DUI arrest that occurred Saturday night.

Cooper was arrested for a DUI in Lexington, KY after she pulled over near where officers were stationed. The officers approached Cooper where she stated she was lost. The police officers had reason to suspect she was under the influence and arrested her for a DUI.

Cooper is currently placed on a two-week unpaid suspension. The RPK chairman, Steve Robertson, states:

“She has learned a very valuable lesson about what she should and shouldn’t do. We look forward to moving forward from here.”

The truth is a DUI can affect your job and the penalties can be much worse than an unpaid suspension.

In fact, after a DUI you could lose your job altogether and you could even lose your professional license if you are a teacher, doctor or nurse.

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, contact a DUI lawyer right away.

Athlete Arrested for a DUI on a Scooter

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Grant Van Aman, a punter for the University of Florida, was arrested for a DUI on his scooter early Saturday morning.

Van Aman is a freshman star athlete at the University of Florida. Early Saturday morning (or late Friday night), he refused to a yield at a stop sign while he was operating his scooter. This was witnessed by police and they pulled him over.

When police suspected him to be under the influence, they arrested him for a DUI.

Yes, you can get a DUI on any type of vehicles besides a car. Vehicles can include boats, bicycles and even horses.

No matter what vehicle you were operating, you should always get a DUI attorney to help you with your case. To find a DUI lawyer, visit 1800DUILaws.com today.

Woman Gets DUI After Driving into Pool

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Looks like someone was desperate to go for a dip.

A Philadelphia woman was arrested for a DUI after she drove her SUV into a swimming pool Tuesday night.

Apparently, the woman lost control of her vehicle and ended up in a swimming pool. The homeowner assisted the woman. However, her vehicle had to be towed out of the water. There were no injuries. Just a lot of wet clothes.

Police arrived to the scene and suspected the woman to be under the influence. She was arrested for a DUI.

If property damage results from a DUI, typically the consequences get harsher. You may have to pay higher fines and have a longer probation.

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, no matter what happened, you have a right to have an attorney look over your case to make sure your rights are intact. Remember, a DUI arrest is not a conviction. You may still have options. Learn what they are by meeting with an experienced DUI lawyer.