The same state lawmaker who adamantly supported drug testing of Welfare
recipients in Georgia was pulled over and subsequently charged with
DUI around midnight on April 2, 2013. The Georgia State House Representative
was pulled over in Coffee County where a law enforcement officer reported
that the state representative was driving irregularly.
The state representative's charges are not his first. In 2010, he was
also cited for DUI, but the citation was ultimately dismissed when the
lawmaker pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Whether or not he will fare
the same this time around has yet to be seen. The representative's
track record, and his active involvement in the 2012 GOP motion to pass
a welfare drug testing bill, will almost certainly be taken into consideration
when the case is reviewed.
In light of the recent incident, the state representative released the
following statement, "Just as I do not intend to seek any special
treatment, I hope that I am not unfairly pre-judged based on rumor and
speculation." Already released on bond, the statesman continued to
say, "I am confident that as facts of this situation are revealed,
the interests of justice will be served."
The measures that have been taken on the representative's behalf in
relation to drug testing and control clearly indicate that he is invested
in "clean" living. Why, then, would he be drinking and driving?
It seems that a strong defense could be built on the defendant's behalf,
one which would allow for the "interests of justice" to be served
as hoped for by the statesman.
The case is still pending, and only time will tell what might become of
the Georgia statesman whose integrity has been questioned by his recent
DUI charges. At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, however, we firmly
believe in the old adage that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty,
and our defensive representation is tailored around precisely this notion.
Under the representation of an
Atlanta criminal defense attorney at our firm, DUI defendants that have found themselves in similar situations
as the one in which one of our state lawmaker's recently found himself
can aggressively fight their charges. Both steadfast and unwavering, the
efforts we invest into the defense of our clients' cases have proven
to be effective time and again, and we feel confident in our ability to
tackle situations of every nature, including those that reflect a similar
situation to the one described above.
To learn more about how you can fight a DUI in Georgia,
contact an Atlanta DUI lawyer at The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub today.