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June 27, 2013
Every day across the state of Florida and throughout the United States there are people who are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Just like us normal folks, there are many well-known people who get arrested for the very same thing. In fact, celebrities are not immune to being arrested for DUI.
On Saturday, “That `70s Show” actress Lisa Robin Kelly was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving.
According to the California Highway Patrol, officers apparently detected signs of possible intoxication as they helped the 43-year-old actress move stalled car off Interstate 5 in Burbank late Saturday.
The CHP allegedly conducted an investigation, which lead to Kelly being arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI. She was later released on $5,000 bail.
This is not Kelly’s first run in with the law. Last November she was arrested with her husband in connection to a disturbance at their home in the Charlotte, N.C., suburb of Mooresville.
Kelly is best known for playing Laurie Forman, sister of Topher Grace’s lead character Eric, on the FOX series, which ended in 2006.
This case goes to show that even celebrities can find themselves arrested for suspicion of DUI. While some may be able to attain more favorable outcomes from the charges than others, often these positive resolutions boil down to working with an experienced DUI defense attorney. Just like celebrities, the best way to reduce the consequences of an arrest for suspicion of DUI is to work with a criminal defense lawyer, who not only has experience handling DUI charges, but can explain your options and guide you through the criminal justice system.
While DUI cases should be taken very serious, it is important to understand that there are many ways to defend yourself against the charges. An appropriate defense can help you avoid serious penalties, such as having your driver’s license suspended and serving jail time.
When you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, one proper defense is to question why police believed that you were operating your car under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Under Florida law, the prosecution must demonstrate that a person’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit while they were behind the wheel of a vehicle. Often this is done through blood or breath tests, however, these methods used to show a persona’s BAC level are not always completely accurate. Breathalyzer tests can be extremely sensitive, meaning if the device is not properly maintained, stored appropriately or used correctly, then results may not be entirely correct. A reduction or dismissal of charges can possibly be achieved by questioning the results of these tests, as well as other methods used to collect evidence of DUI.
No matter the severity of DUI charges, a Florida DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can provide you with the aggressive legal representation needed to combat such charges. For a free initial consultation regarding your DUI matter in Florida, contact us today online or call us statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529.