A Dothan criminal attorney has recently been arrested for a DUI, our Montgomery DUI lawyer explains. Here’s a look at the details of the case. Contact us for the best DUI defense.
Days ago, a 50-year-old criminal attorney from Dothan, Alabama was arrested for alleged drunk driving.
According to Dothan Police Sergeant Mac Eggleston, the attorney had been involved in a single-vehicle crash at around 10 pm Wednesday night after her vehicle collided with a fence.
Upon responding to the collision, police suspected the attorney of being under the influence of alcohol. At that time, they requested that she take a field sobriety test, after which she was arrested, taken to Dothan City Jail and given a BAC test. The results of the BAC test reportedly indicated that the attorney had a BAC of 0.16, double the legal limit.
Gun Found on Attorney during the DUI Arrest
While the attorney was being arrested and booked for a DUI, Dothan police reportedly found a small-caliber handgun in the attorney’s purse. Although the attorney had explained that she has a permit for this gun, she also ended being charged with the misdemeanor of carrying a pistol without a permit. She has declined to comment on her pending case.
DUI Defense Strategies
As with any DUI case, the details of the DUI stop and arrest associated with this case will be crucial to determining what the best defense strategies are for the accused. Just some potential DUI defense strategies that may come into play in this case can include (but may not be exclusive to) arguing that:
- The results of the field sobriety test are not indicative of intoxication.
- The BAC testing was not done properly and/or the results were misread.
- The accused attorney has medical conditions that skewed the BAC test results.
As for the weapons charge, providing proof of a permit may result in the dismissal of this charge. As more details about the progress of this case become available, we’ll report the latest updates to you here in our blog. Stay posted…. In the meantime, share your comments with us on Facebook & Google+.
Birmingham and Montgomery DUI Lawyer at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC
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