Tuesday, July 10, 2007

California DUI Lawyer seeks continuance of Nicole Richie drunk driving case

LOS ANGELES DUI news, California DUI

July 10, 2007

Nicole Richie's California Drunk Driving Lawyer appeared in court to request a delay of the celebutante’s trial on a California DUI charge.

Richie’s California DUI Lawyer / California Drunk Driving Attorney was expected in court tomorrow for a hearing on the case, but turned up earlier today, instead. The “Simple Life” star’s California DUI lawyer — Shawn Chapman-Holley, an associate of Richie’s original lawyer Howard Weitzman (he was also Paris Hilton’s original DUI attorney) argued Richie’s case should be continued because an expert was unavailable to testify in the California DUI trial.

The motion explained that defense witness Dr. Terence Sean McGee was unavailable to testify immediately. They claim “his testimony will be critical to Miss Richie’s case,” in the filing as he can “challenge the prosecution’s scientific evidence and the conclusions reached by the drug recognition expert.”Dr. McGee will be available, the defense asserts, in August.

A judge did not immediately rule on the filing, but ordered the parties involved to return to court on Wednesday to argue the motion and continue the California DUI case.

If the motion is denied, the next stage of the case will be a California DUI / drunk driving jury trial.