Monday, July 7, 2014

July 4th D.U.I. Arrest

July 4th D.U.I. Arrest

This is Attorney Joseph Paletta.  A significant portion of my law practice (www.lawyerpaletta.com) is dedicated to D.U.I.defense.  Therefore, I know from 25 years of experience that along with the celebrations with family and friends for the 4th of July holiday, a number of good people will make a bad choice, the choice to drink and drive. 

Many refer to this situation as “Drunk Driving.”  However, this is not completely accurate.  The law does not merely prohibit “drunk” driving.  The law is titled, and prohibits, “DrivingUnder the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances” (drugs or medications).  Please understand the difference: one need not be drunk but only “under the influence to the degree to render one incapable of safe driving.”  This means that if you are stopped by police and police have “reasonable suspicion” to believe that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police can then request a test of your breath or blood.  One need not be specifically drunk or high, but merely under the influence.  In other words, the threshold of “under the influence” occurs long before one commonly feels drunk or high.  This leads to the D.U.I. problem, and for every problem, you need a solution.


If you or someone you care about have experienced a D.U.I.arrest over this holiday, seek quality legal advice about your rights and options.  If you contact my law office (4123917999), I will provide a free½ hour consultation about your situation.  The decisions you make during your D.U.I. prosecution can affect you for years to come.  Do not attempt to navigate these dangerous waters on your own, or with a lawyer who is not an expert in this specific area of the law.  Let me be the solution to your D.U.I. problem.

Attorney Joseph Paletta
412.391.7999