By: Tanya Gonzalez
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – Former Detroit Lion Reggie Rogers has just been convicted of his sixth DUI. Having already caused a crash that killed three people because of driving while intoxicated, Rogers’ latest DUI may not even leave a lasting impression. Rogers was not only caught drinking and driving recently, but he was also caught driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to one year in prison for the latest DUI.
The 45-year-old’s attorney pleaded with his arresting officer not to send him to prison, and instead, have him placed under house arrest because the mattresses in jail are not good for Rogers’ back, which was recently operated on. As can be imagined, people have been shocked to hear how easy it has been for Rogers to get away with driving under the influence. Robert Willett, the father and uncle of the three teens Rogers killed while driving under the influence in 1988 spoke out about the plea for house arrest.
“If it’s only a mattress keeping him out of jail, I’ll buy him a mattress. So don’t tell me because he had back surgery…if we had to let every prisoner go because they had back surgery, we’d have a lot of people out of them jails. So, it’s absolutely absurd,” exclaimed Willet. The issue over back surgery will be dealt with in court this coming November.
Being charged with DUI is no laughing matter. Once a motorist has a DUI on record, their entire life can be negatively affected. A DUI can affect a motorist’s chances of getting hired or even keeping their current job as well as interfere with financial endeavors, such as applying for a loan. There are also strict punishments for DUI offenders which include expensive fines, losing one’s license and worst of all, going to jail. If you have incurred a DUI, it is still not too late to contest it. Turn to a leading DUI lawyer right away to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
DUI attorneys do whatever it takes to make sure your charges are either significantly reduced or wiped away altogether. They will investigate the incident, speaking to police and witnesses in order to get to the truth of what really happened. If for some reason, your DUI attorney finds that you were unfairly charged, either because of police suspicion or due to a faulty breath test, rest assured that they will not allow you to suffer punishment for a crime that there is no proof you committed.
As a motorist, you have the right to defend yourself against your DUI charges. Speak to an acclaimed team of DUI lawyers right away to ensure that your case is resolved quickly and in your favor.