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June 6, 2013
Former “Teen Mom” reality star Farrah Abraham pleaded guilty in court Thursday to driving under the influence in Nebraska in March.
Her plea was part of a deal with prosecutors so that the 22-year-old would avoid jail time. Instead Abraham was order to six months of probation, a $500 fine and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device in her car.
In addition to having to submit to a breath test through the installed device each time she wants to drive her car, the former reality-star was ordered to stay alcohol-free for six months.
Abraham was initially charged with disorderly conduct and refusing to take a field sobriety test, but those charges were dropped due to the terms of the plea deal.
The single mom was pulled over in the early morning hours of March 19 after police allege she made a wide turn and almost struck a police car.
While she did not make contact with the police cruiser, Abraham was pulled over and given a field sobriety test by police, which she reportedly failed. Police claim that the results of her breathalyzer test indicated a BAC of .147, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 in Nebraska and the rest of the United States.
Originally Abraham pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming she was sick on the night of her DUI arrest.
Every state deals with DUI charges slightly differently. DUI laws in Florida are based on blood alcohol content or concentration. The State considers it a crime to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 or higher. It is important to mention that you can still be arrested and charged with DUI even if you are under the legal limit. DUI laws in Florida are quite complex. A Florida DUI Attorney at Whittel & Melton can be your best chance at defeating the charges against you.
Just because you were arrested for DUI or failed a field sobriety test, this does not mean you are guilty. Prosecutors for the state must prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If they fail to do so, you will not be found guilty of DUI. Not all DUI arrests are justified, and an experienced DUI Lawyer can research the circumstances leading up to your arrest and look for any signs of reasonable doubt that can possibly lessen the consequences of a DUI conviction. Following a conviction, criminal penalties you could face can include jail time, hefty fines and probation, among others. Fortunately, there are numerous defenses available to you. To find out how we can assist with your DUI arrest anywhere in Florida, contact a Florida DUI Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton today online or call 866-608-5529 for a free consultation.