Wednesday, February 01, 2006

so he drank like a river when the wedding bells rang

Work is going well for me, I'm keeping busy and doing all sorts of fun cases. Mostly drunk driving. Drunk driving cases go like this:

Client: "Yeah, I had a few beers, but I wasn't drunk."
Defense attorney: "The problem is, you blew a .18."
Client: "But I was fine to drive."
Defense attorney: "I know you were. But it's illegal to drive if you're over the legal limit, whether or not you were 'drunk.'"
Client: "But I wasn't drunk!"
Defense attorney: "The open beer the cops found in your car doesn't help either."

Lather, rinse, repeat. For additional shine, add any one of the following: hitting a parked car and claiming it pulled out in front of you, hitting a pedestrian (allegedly), insist that you were just going to drive the two blocks back to your house, insist that the beer bottle was not full of beer but rather you took the bottle out of the bar with you so you could pee in it later, and insist that the police test the aforementioned 'beer' to see if it was urine.

You can't make this shit up.

Also, another fun part of drunk driving cases is that the police will arrest people for driving while intoxicated. The arrestee then blows way below the limit, but instead gets charged with driving under the influence. Moral of the story: Don't drive drunk and don't drive sober.


Audacity said...

Another attorney in my office has a guy who blew blew a .02 - which is the lowest level they test for in Georgia - and came back negative for all drugs and they still refuse to dismiss the DUI. It's scheduled for trial on the 13th.

Anonymous said...

The pot DUI's are classic as well they stop someone for speeding find a pipe and then somehow figure out the person is stoned out of his/her mind.