Abby Wambach, one of the women often credited with being responsible for propelling US women’s soccer to global fame, was arrested for driving under the influence in Portland, Oregon last week. Wambach was booked into the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and released on her own recognizance after being charged with the misdemeanor. According to a
It should come as no surprise that a suspect’s behavior during an arrest can have a strong impact on their case. The truth is that a suspect’s behavior can mean the difference between spending time in jail and relaxing at home in front of the television. Being arrested is a stressful experience that can cause
In January, supermodel Stephanie Seymour was arrested for drunk driving in Greenwich, Connecticut. She caused not one, but two separate accidents in the same day. In the first one, she tried to back up her SUV on a highway exit ramp and slammed into another car behind her. She then fled the scene, later slamming
Alcohol is an expensive habit, but getting a DUI is even more expensive. Few people are aware of just how much a DUI conviction can cost. Sometimes people decide not to get a DUI lawyer on their side because they think it will be too expensive to hire one, but it may cost even more
Over the past several months, John Stamos has been all over the national news. Of course, many fans of ‘90s television were ecstatic over his return to the set of Netflix’s “Fuller House.” He has also found a home on Fox’s “Grandfathered.” However, not all the recent news has been positive. Late last year, he
Perhaps the simplest explanation is to say that it means what it sounds like – that by driving on the roads of this state, if you are arrested for DUI, you have impliedly consented to provide a blood, breath, or urine sample at the request of a law enforcement officer. But it’s not that simple.
In the State of Georgia, and in every other state in the nation, drunk driving is almost completely defined by your blood alcohol content. If you are driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, you are considered legally drunk. That’s not to say you can’t be arrested for driving erratically after drinking, even
We all know the old saying, or maybe the song: “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” Nearly every city and/or state across the United States mandates bars close at a certain time. For instance, Georgia’s bar closing times are set by each county. However, anywhere you go in the state
Driving under the influence causes more accidents in the United States annually than any other factor. On average, it costs the American economy $60 billion in losses. More importantly, it costs thousands of lives a year. In 2013, the last data year, more than 10,000 people were killed in accidents involving alcohol. This includes more
In Georgia, a driving under the influence charge seems pretty open-and-shut. You were caught driving over the legal limit, you failed a Breathalyzer and now you’re behind bars. You spend a few days in the drunk tank, wait for your sentence and hope for a fine and maybe community service. If you’re unlucky or if
When a judge orders a person not to drink alcohol, they better pay attention. Carla Elaine Bartholomew found this out when a judge had her arrested for drinking in her own home. After three convictions for drunk driving, Bartholomew was instructed to not consume any alcohol. It was, in fact, a condition of her probation.
It stands to reason that most people think that when a person is pulled over and charged with driving under the influence that they learn from their mistake. If that is what you believe, you may be mistaken. While some people do indeed learn from their first encounter with a DUI charge, many do not.