This past Friday, Seattle Seahawk running back, Marshawn Terrell Lynch, was denied by California Judge, Yolanda Northridge, to dismiss his 2012 DUI charge. Lynch’s DUI attorney also made a motion to suppress evidence during the same court appearance but Judge Northridge also declined the motion.
Marshawn Lynch, aka “Beast Mode”, has been fighting this DUI charge since the Summer of 2012. He was pulled over by the California Sate Patrol early morning on July 14th for erratically driving in and out of lanes. According to state patrol officers, Lynch was behind the wheel of a white Ford van and almost side-swiped two other cars while traveling on Interstate 808. The state patrol officers suspected Lynch had been drinking and began investigating him for possible DUI (driving under the influence).
Allegedly, the power house football player failed the DUI sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken to the Alameda County Sheriff Department’s North County Jail in Oakland where he submitted to a breath test, which of course came up positive and was over the legal limit of .08. Official charges of DUI were filed against Lynch on July 18th and he and his DUI defense lawyer plead not guilty to those charges in August 2012.
Beast Mode has been fighting his DUI charge for over a year now and will continue to do so, since Judge Northridge denied his DUI dismissal. As of now he has a jury trial date set for December 27th, just two days before the Seahawks final regular season game against the Rams on December 29th. Lynch’s DUI lawyer plans on continuing the case into the new year so court dates won’t interfere with critical football games.
We will keep you updated on Marshawn Lynch’s DUI trial and case outcome. We will also keep you posted on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s reactions to the case results. If found guilty, Lynch may face harsh NFL punishments especially since he will be a repeat offender in the eyes of Goodell. Over three years ago, Goodell suspended Lynch for three games due to a misdemeanor weapons conviction. Since then, Marshawn Lynch has stayed out of trouble except for this 2012 DUI charge.
Good Luck Beast Mode with your DUI case, and Go Hawks!
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Stand up comedian, Kevin Hart, made no jokes about his DUI and resisting arrest charges back in April, in fact he told the truth during the arrest, admitting he was drunk driving!
Allegedly, Kevin was pulled over by police for racing along LA highways at speeds of 90 mph and almost colliding into a gas tanker. He was pulled over and arrested for DUI after failing the DUI field sobriety tests, blowing a .15 breath test result (almost twice the legal DUI limit) and outright telling officers he was drunk!….Silly man, he shouldn’t have convicted himself like that, but I guess there is always something to be said about telling the truth.
In an interview, Kevin said he was charged with resisting arrest because he requested to remove his expensive gold watch from his wrist before officers handcuffed him. Officers felt Kevin wasn’t being compliant and charged him with resisting arrest…..no wonder cops are called bad names, if they were in the same situation I’m sure they wouldn’t want their $$ blingin watch scratched either.
Yesterday, funny man Kevin took responsibility for his first DUI charge and pled no contest. He was sentenced to 3 months of DUI alcohol education classes and 3 years of probation.
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Female rapper Kat Dahlia is a perfect example of what “not to do” during a police DUI investigation and arrest. Do not let your emotions flare, do not curse at law enforcement, and do not resist arrest. All these actions will be noted in the arresting officers police report an will make the DUI charge much tougher for the criminal defense attorney to negotiate and/or defend.
Early Tuesday morning, Kat Dahlia was pulled over by Miami police for speeding. Allegedly officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from her car and asked Kat to step outside her vehicle. According to police reports, Kat’s emotions got the best of her and she became belligerent. With heavily slurred speech, Kat began to swear at the officers and refused to take the DUI field sobriety tests (good girl for not taking the DUI field sobriety tests, remember the DUI field sobriety test are voluntary and should be refused).
Police began to arrest the singer for DUI, however, when police tried to cuff Dahlia, she refused to place her hands behind her back. Allegedly police had to force Kat’s hands together behind her back to properly cuffed her. Kat Dahlia was hauled into the local police office and charged with misdemeanor DUI and resisting arrest.
The DUI and criminal defense attorneys at David O Defense advise individuals to be respectful to law enforcement during a DUI investigation. When respectful to officers, individuals will be less likely to accrue additional legal charges such as resisting arrest. Additionally, when being questioned by police for a possible DUI, David O Defense lawyers recommend not talking to the officers, an individual should ask politely to speak to their criminal defense attorney. If an individual does not talk during a DUI investigation they will be less likely to say something that would incriminate themselves, such as; “I only had 2 beers.”
Make sure to program the telephone number of David O Defense into your cellphone in case you are being investigated for a DUI, 206-459-6392.
Written by S.O