Were you recently arrested for a DWI in New Jersey? Do you feel like you have no option other than to accept any penalties that a judge orders? You are not alone. Thousands of New Jersey residents are charged with a DWI each year but many are able to either completely beat the charges or reduce the penalties they face by working with an experienced DWI lawyer.
Each month we review celebrity DWI/DUI cases, not to create hype but to show that anyone, not just the rich and powerful can benefit from working with an attorney.
Presley Gerber, who is the son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, accepted a plea deal offered by prosecutors relating to DUI charges.
According to police reports, the 19-year-old was pulled over in Beverly Hills, CA on December 30th, 2018 for speeding. The officer who made the stop smelled alcohol on his breath and asked him to participate in a field sobriety test. He reportedly failed that test.
He pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor of driving with a blood alcohol content higher than .08. He has been sentenced to three years probation, two days of community service, and he must complete a DUI program.
Four months after being arrested for driving under the influence, Cameron Maybin has agreed to a plea deal.
Maybin was arrested on March 1st, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ. The traffic stop was initiated when officers noted his car swerving. He was asked to do a field sobriety test and then a breath test. He reportedly blew a .127 on the breath test. He was then charged with a DUI, unsafe lane change, and speeding.
As part of his plea deal, Maybin will have to pay substantial fines and attend alcohol abuse screening, completing any recommended treatment.
Two time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested in May in Indiana after police registered him going 59 mph in a 45 mph zone. When officers approached the car, they reported that he was slurring his words, smelled of alcohol, and showed all of the traditional signs of being intoxicated.
The officers asked him to take a field sobriety test and they allege that he was so drunk that he fell and rolled down an embankment.
Unser then refused further testing so he was taken to a local hospital for a blood test. During the entire encounter, the arresting officers reported that Unser was verbally hostile. He was ultimately charged with speeding, unsafe lane change, and a DUI.
A plea deal was recently reached and instead of serving time behind bars, Unser has been sentenced to 363 days of probation, 480 hours of community service, and he must complete a victim impact panel. Additionally, he may only use his driver’s license for necessary things, such as grocery shopping.
The fact that his plea deal is this lenient is exceptional considering Unser has been arrested twice before in 2007 and 2011.
There are many ways to challenge a DWI in New Jersey. Let our experienced DWI lawyers review your case and help you build a custom defense based on the facts.
In the past, our legal team has successfully had blood, breath, and urine tests thrown out of court and we have identified mistakes made by arresting officers that have resulted in having a client’s case dismissed.
We don’t treat our clients like “just another case”. We understand that each case is unique and the defense for that case is unique. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our law office today. You can fight to save your license, job, and freedom.