Monday, April 22, 2013

Things to do and things not to say - a la Reese Witherspoon - when approached by a California DUI officer, remind lawyers

Here's a number of important correct things you can do to avoid a DUI, remind California DUI attorneys.

There are certain things you should NOT do when stopped for suspicion of drunk driving, California DUI lawyers pointing to a national news release say.  It starts with your mouth. 

No matter how important you are - Reese Witherspoon filming "The Good Lie" or Mel Gibson cruising Malibu California - do NOT say these things to a California DUI police officer:

"Do you have any idea who I am?
Do you know my name?
You are about to find out who I am.
You are going to be on national news."

Her husband Jim Toth was stopped for weaving & possible DUI in Atlanta when she got out of the car and said these things even though she was told to stay in the vehicle.  Ultimately she was arrested for disorderly conduct so she'll need a criminal defense attorney.

Now she's sorry and embarrassed but the damage to hubby's case was done.  She admitted she drank too much.  She says she was scared but admits it's no excuse for the way she was disrespectful.  She's cute so we're tempted to forgive her.  We're not sure who the criminal defense lawyers will be yet.