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
My name is David O and yes that is my complete last name. I am a 37 year old Korean American born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I’m blessed to have married my best friend and the love of my life, Sarah. We have 2 beautiful girls named Macy and Kinley. Macy is 2 years old and Kinley is 1 yr old. I work as a criminal defense attorney.
I’ve been working as a criminal defense attorney for approximately 8 years and licensed to practice law for 10 years. My criminal defense career started at the public defenders office in Seattle, Washington. At the time, I was working as a commercial real estate agent trying to sell apartment buildings in Seattle. I was working 12 hour days on 100% commission making over 150 cold calls a day. That job sucked. Well, one day I responded to a job opening at the public defenders office. I followed up by calling the agency a week later. A gentleman named Marcus Naylor answered the phone “Northwest Defenders’ Association how can I help you?” I told him the reason for my call and he asked what kind of experience do I have? I told him none. Marcus then told me he doesn’t have a job for me and that the position required someone with experience. But before he could hang up on me I asked him if I could volunteer. I let him know that I had recently passed the bar exam and licensed to practice law. He asked me to come in the next day. That was the beginning of my career.
I soon realized while working at the public defender’s office this was my calling. I loved this area of the law. I was able to work with people of all walks of life with amazing stories. They allowed me to be a part of their lives in a weird way and to help. While working at Northwest Defender’s Office in Seattle I handled only misdemeanor cases out of Seattle Municipal Court. So if you were indigent and were charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), Reckless Driving, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Prostitution, Driving While License Suspended and Assault 4th Degree and Domestic Violence in the City of Seattle there is a good chance I represented you in 2004. If you were not happy with the outcome of your case you probably had a different attorney.
After leaving the public defender’s office I joined the Law firm of Bradley Johnson. I worked there as one of their criminal defense attorneys for approximately 4 years. In my 4 years there I visited almost every court in Washington. To be continued.