"New Edition" Singer Gets 55 Days in Jail for DUI

A singer-songwriter known for his contributions to the 1980's R&B group "New Edition" received a 55-day jail sentence for drunk driving, Atlanta news sources report. The suspected (BB) is a resident of Johns Creek, Atlanta but his arrest took place several months ago in Los Angeles, California. The 55-day period of incarceration will be accompanied by a four-year probation sentence. According to a spokesman for the city attorney, BB was sentenced after he was convicted for DUI and driving on a suspended driver's license. BB did not contest the charges. After jail, the singer-songwriter will complete an 18-month program for alcohol treatment.

Understanding Out-of-State DUIs

Out-of-state DUIs can be extremely complicated. If a driver lives in State A and is arrested for drunk driving in State B, he/she may have to deal with a series of legal complications that wouldn't exist if the arrested took place in State A. For example: Imagine that you live in L.A. and are visiting relatives in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are arrested for drunk driving, you may have to deal with legal proceedings in Atlanta – not your home state. This may include unnecessary travel expenses and other legal problems.

What to do if you're arrested for drunk driving in Atlanta: After an arrested, contact a local DUI attorney immediately. You might understand the drunk driving laws in your home state, but every state has different rules and penalties related to DUI. At the Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, our team of qualified attorneys can help out-of-state drivers combat allegations of drunk driving in Atlanta. When it comes to DUI defense, there is no substitute for legal experience. That's why our firm has spent more than 35 years building a reputation for excellence in criminal defense law. If you need an Atlanta DUI attorney who can make a difference in your case, contact our firm today.

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