Florida DUI Attorneys Whittel & Melton :: Bobby Brown Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

March 28, 2012

Bobby Brown was arrested on a drunken driving charge Monday while apparently talking on his cell phone Monday afternoon.

The 43-year-old singer allegedly showed signs of intoxication and apparently failed a field sobriety test during the traffic stop at 12:20 p.m. in the Reseda area of Los Angeles County.

The singer was taken to the Los Angeles Police station in Van Nuys, where he was booked on a charge of driving under the influence.

According to a California Highway Patrol spokesman, Brown was released Monday after spending several hours in custody.

While a drunk driving arrest may leave you feeling anxious about your future, it is never a good idea to plead guilty before speaking to a Florida DUI Lawyer. While every DUI case has a unique set of facts, there are several things that most DUI arrest reports have in common, including:

  • An officer observed you committing a driving violation such as not wearing your seatbelt, speeding, executing a wide turn, driving too slowly or weaving in and out of traffic lanes.
  • The arresting officer noted the smell of alcohol on your breath and/or you appeared to have glassy or bloodshot eyes and your face seemed flush.

A careful review into your arrest report and the State’s evidence against you may reveal possible defenses to combat these observations.

  1. Odors from a person’s breath cannot determine when and how much alcohol someone consumed.
  2. Bloodshot eyes can be the result of fatigue, contact lenses irritation or numerous other possible reasons.
  3. The police were really on a “fishing expedition” to try and arrest intoxicated drivers, and no moving violation for speeding, weaving or an improper lane change was issued. If the police cannot substantiate probable cause to justify the stop, then the DUI case can be dismissed.

In Florida, a drunken driving arrest can result not only in a loss of your driver’s license, but the loss of thousands of dollars in fines as well. Even when you are permitted to drive again, you will have to pay higher auto insurance rates for the next several years. If you are arrested in Florida for drunk driving it is important to stay calm and be observant. Sometimes the strongest defense against a DUI charge revolves around what the officer did or did not do when arresting you. Following your arrest, contact the Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible.

If you have been arrested for DUI in Florida, contact the Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or reach us statewide and toll-free by dialing 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).

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