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Former Bus Accident Survivor Receives Probation for Drug Use and Possession

A former Pennsbury High School student who won a $14 million lawsuit against her school district after she was run over by a bus and lost a leg, has been placed on probation for drug use and possession.

Ashley Zauflik, 22, received one year’s probation Tuesday after she was  driving while under the influence of marijuana. Zauflik will be allowed to complete two substance abuse programs that will allow her record to be cleared if she also completes her probation and community service and does not commit any subsequent crimes.

In addition to the probation, Zauflik had her driver’s license suspended for 60 days and was ordered to pay court costs.

“Ashley is doing very well,” said her DUI lawyer, William Goldman.

Zauflik was arrested twice in April for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. In 2007, she underwent over 25 surgeries for the bus accident and, according to her DUI attorney, “was self-medicating.”

Due to the fact that she was a first time DUI offender, Zauflik was able to qualify for the programs that will clear her record. She also had luck on her side because the incidents did not involve violence.

Anyone who has been arrested for driving under the influence or for possession of drugs and/or alcohol should contact a DUI defense lawyer for help immediately. DUI attorneys work diligently to protect clients’ rights and will make sure proceedings resolve quickly and favorably.

Many times, motorists are unfairly arrested for DUI. Either the officer arrested the driver on suspicion alone or used a faulty breath test. If something similar has happened to you, rest assured that your lawyer will make sure you walk away from your […]

By |September 5th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Detroit Lions’ Nick Fairley Arrested for DUI over Weekend

Detroit, MI- The Lions’ defensive tackle Nick Fairley is in trouble again following an arrest for DUI in Mobile, Alabama Sunday morning.

Alabama State Troopers arrested Fairley around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning for driving under the influence and attempting to evade police. Police clocked his speed at 100 mph then turned on their lights in an attempt to pull him over. Fairley initially refused to stop but eventually pulled over.

Police noticed he seemed impaired, and in addition to DUI he was charged with having an open container, reckless driving and no proof of insurance.

A DUI in any state is a serious charge. This can case a number of legal issues and can have an adverse effect on a person’s future. To minimize the resulting impact, the accused is advised to contact a Michigan DUI attorney to develop an effective defense strategy.

This is Fairley’s second arrest in over two months. He was also arrested in Mobile County for possession of marijuana.

Spokesman for the Lions’, Bill Keenist, stated the team is aware of the charge and is in the process of gathering information.

In many states, including Michigan, a DUI or DWI arrest can eventually lead to incarceration, the potential loss of a driver’s license and costly fines. This charge will mar a person’s record. A DUI lawyer will work very hard to reduce the offender’s charges and keep them from spending time in jail.

If you or anyone you know has been arrested for drunk driving it is in yours and their best interests to retain a DUI lawyer in Michigan to build a strong DUI defense.

By |May 29th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

“Home Improvement” star arrested for driving under the influence

Home Improvement Star Arrested for DUI 300x232LOS ANGELES, CA – The youngest of the Taylor clan on the popular ‘90s sitcom “Home Improvement” is all grown up. So grown up in fact, that he managed to get himself arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles on Feb. 1.

Taran Noah Smith is anything but the sweet child star he used to be. The now 27-year-old was arrested on Feb. 1 around 1 a.m. in Los Angeles for driving under the influence and possession of drugs.

Authorities noticed Smith’s 1998 silver Honda Accord parked at an angle in front of a fire hydrant, still running, on the night of the arrest and thought it looked suspicious. When the officers approached the vehicle to investigate, they noticed Smith inside the car by himself. Police believed they smelled marijuana in the car and searched the vehicle. They then discovered a stash of hash, a type of marijuana.

Smith was then taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of marijuana and possession of marijuana. He was taken to Glendale jail on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court March 1.

A DUI is a very serious crime and no matter who you are, you are liable to incur serious punishments. DUI arrests can either be for driving under the influence of alcohol or, in Smith’s case, drugs. No matter what the incident, you can be certain that you will suffer severe penalties if you are convicted for DUI. Penalties can range from having to pay expensive fines, to losing your license, to even going to jail.

However, there is a way for you to beat your […]

By |February 17th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Teen Charged with Felony DUI Following Fatal Car Crash

North Carolina Teen Drunk Driver 300x225RALEIGH, North Carolina – A Millbrook High School student has been charged with felony DUI for causing a car crash that killed his 17-year-old passenger.

According to police, 16-year-old driver Garrett Prince lost control of his Jeep SUV just after 2 a.m. Saturday, ran off the road, crashed into a mailbox and then into a tree. Police reported he was traveling 75 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Prince, was treated for injuries at WakeMed, and now faces charges of felony death by motor vehicle, DUI, careless and reckless driving, speeding, driving with an open container, and possession of marijuana. His passenger, Elizabeth Molloy, 17, also a Millbrook High School student, died at the scene of the accident.

Prince is scheduled for his first court appearance on Monday.

A DUI is a serious charge that can have life-long consequences for the motorist if they are found guilty. Punishments for DUI charges include costly fines, driver’s license revocation, having to attend rehab, and even possibly going to jail. A DUI conviction can also affect a motorist’s personal life, hindering their chances of getting or keeping a job as well as their chances of obtaining financial assistance. However, there is a way to beat a DUI charge. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, contact a DUI lawyer immediately for help to contest your charges and fight for your rights.

DUI attorneys will investigate the incident and speak to any witnesses involved to make sure all the details of your case were accounted for. Sometimes, motorists are arrested for DUI solely on […]

By |January 9th, 2012|DUI News|2 Comments|

Child star gets arrested for intoxicated driving

Former child star and Rapper, Orlando Brown was arrested for intoxicated driving on Friday outside his home.

Police stopped the 23 year old actor outside his home, because he had no license plate on his vehicle. When they approached his car the noticed a strong odor of alcohol and administered field sobriety tests, which he failed. They took him into custody around 11:30 Friday night. His pregnant girlfriend was in the car at the time of his arrest.

He was released after posting bail early Saturday morning. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 8th. A DUI attorney will help their clients post bail after an arrest and begin plotting an effective defense.

The “That’s so Raven” actor has been in trouble with the law in the past. He was arrested for possession of marijuana in 2007 but wasn’t intoxicated at the time. In another incident in 2008 he disappeared for a day, but turned up unharmed.

Despite the numerous campaign intended to curtail drunken driving, many people still get behind the wheel. Not only do they endanger their own safety, but they also take risks with the safety of their passengers, and other drivers. The only person who can ask the courts for a reprieve from the punishment o the courts is a DUI lawyer.

You risk your freedom and your driving privileges when you drive under the influence of any intoxicant. Retaining a DUI attorney is one of the only ways to get a reduction in charges and lighter sentences.

By |August 15th, 2011|DUI News|Comments Off|