A DUI arrest is not something reserved for “civilians”. There are plenty of times when law enforcement, court employees, public officials, athletes, or celebrities find themselves on the wrong side of the law. In nearly every jurisdiction in the County, the State of Florida included, if you are driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol you will be charged with DUI regardless of your job, rank, or title. Each case deserves an aggressive defense, regardless of the identity of the defendant.
Recently, a State attorney investigator faced DUI charges and resigned his position as a result. The case includes several facts, four of which are the following:
- An investigator with the State Attorney’s office was charged with DUI after a serious accident occurred.
- The other driver suffered serious bodily injury, but was later reported to be in stable condition.
- The investigator was placed on paid leave, but later resigned his position.
- The case is still pending.
While only a small fraction of the driving public are considered “celebrities” or hold positions like the one in this story, when an arrest of this type takes place special considerations should be followed. For instance, a change of location of the case is usually warranted, to avoid prejudice to a known official. There may be factors in your case that also warrant special attention, and a thorough review of the facts will reveal that possibility. Our team of legal professionals is skilled in investigation and identification of the facts that help your case, and know how to present those facts in a way that gets results that work for you. Follow us on social media to stay on top of the latest trends, and have access to our full range of services.
If you have questions about DUI’s with special circumstances, call our office to learn more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.