Actress Sally Struthers Pleads Not Guilty to DUI, What are the Possible Defense Strategies for Beating a Conviction?
York, ME- Actress Sally Struthers has pleaded not guilty to charges that she was driving drunk while in Maine where she was preforming in a play.
Struthers, who is most well-known for her role in 70s sitcom “All in the Family” was stopped by police on September 12th just after midnight and charged with OUI, operating under the influence, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Although Struthers, 65, lives in Los Angles she frequently travels to Maine to perform at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
She did not appear in court, instead she has he lawyer enter her plea of not guilty. Though drunk driving is serious, if Struthers’ is convicted of the charge she could lose her license for 90 days and be required to pay a $400 fine.
Her attorney has been proactive and has already filed a number or motions. One in particular asks that the statements she made to police during her arrest be inadmissible in court.
While it is in the interest of public safety to keep drunk drivers off the road, there are many instances when people are wrongfully arrested and charged with DUI. So people must be aware that they have rights and it is possible to avoid an unnecessary conviction.
In order for a person to stop a DUI conviction, they must be proactive and contact a qualified DUI attorney immediately. If you talk to a lawyer when an event is fresh in your mind you may be able to relate valuable information that can be forgotten over time.
There are several issues which can be raised when building a defense that could stop a drunken driving conviction.
The first effective […]