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Not Just Any Old Lawyer Will Do ~ Hire a Reputable DUI Lawyer

Not Just Any Old Lawyer Will Do ~ Hire a Reputable DUI Lawyer

Are you looking to hire a lawyer to defend your DUI charge?  Make sure to do a little research before choosing a criminal defense attorney, not just any old lawyer will do.  You’ll want to hire a reputable DUI lawyer!

Sure, any old lawyer could show up to court and move your case through the judicial system, but that’s not enough, especially when you consider the possible consequences of being convicted of a DUI; suspended driver’s license, jail time, fines, and more.  Choosing to hire a reputable DUI lawyer will give your case the best fighting chance to get optimal results.

Check out these 4 Reasons you should hire a reputable DUI lawyer over any old lawyer!

  1. A DUI attorney is well-practiced in defending clients charged with drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs.  Attorneys that practice other types of law will not have as strong of a skill set in the practice of DUI defense law.  For example; if you needed to see a doctor because of heart pain, you would be best served seeing a doctor that specializes in the heart such as a cardiologist rather than seeing a primary care doctor who would have less knowledge about the heart.  The same is true with law; if you need help with a DUI you would be best served with a reputable DUI criminal defense attorney rather than an attorney that practices multiple types of law.
  2. During DUI negotiations, an experienced DUI attorney is more capable of discovering legal issues and developing those issues to present to the prosecutors.  A stronger case presented to the prosecutors = better case resolution.
  3. Washington State DUI laws and penalties change frequently, a reputable DUI lawyer will be up to date on those changes and can use those changes to better serve their clients.
  4. And lastly, a DUI criminal defense attorney works closely with reliable resources such as treatment agencies and ignition interlock companies to make the DUI process easier and less stressful for clients.

So take a little time and do some research before hiring the first attorney that comes to mind or is at the top of your Google or Bing search.  Check out some websites, read some attorney reviews, and meet up with a few DUI lawyers in person.  You will get a much better idea of how that reputable DUI lawyer will handle your case and you’ll feel much more confident as your case moves through the judicial system.

Defense Attorney Pleads No Contest for Joe Simpson’s DUI

Defense Attorney Pleads No Contest for Joe Simpson’s DUI

November 2012, criminal defense attorney to the stars, Shawn Holley, formally entered Joe Simpson into a no contest plea for his DUI charge he received months prior in August.  Around 10 in the evening, Joe Simpson, father of singing scarletts Jessica Simpson and Ashley Simpson, was arrested on Ventura Boulevard in L.A. for DUI (driving under the influence).  Papa Simpson reported he drank  just a few glasses of wine during dinner with his wife, however, Joe’s DUI breathalyzer test revealed a .13 BAC which is well above  California’s legal limit of .08.  He was arrested, charged with DUI, and was taken to the slammer.

Did criminal defense attorney, Shawn Holley, who has represented many A-listers like Lindsey Lohan, fight for Joe Simpson’s rights and get the best case resolution for his DUI?  Entering a no contest plead is essentially pleading guilty, which stinks for Joe who paid big bucks for his DUI lawyer!   Most likely defense attorney Holley did her best.  With DUI cases criminal defense attorneys look for evidentiary issues, examine police reports and police protocol, and try to discover defenses.  Pleading no contest was most likely Joe’s best option, he was truly DUI.

Simpson was sentenced to three years of probation, a fine of $390 dollars, and ordered to complete a three-month DUI alcohol education program.  Hopefully, Grandpa Simpson has learned his lesson and will stay home and help watch grandkids.  Congrats to Jessica Simpson who just announced she is preggers with baby number 2!


Published by S.O

Only 1 DUI for Scott Disick?

Only 1 DUI for Scott Disick?

In all of Scott Disick’s 29 years of life, could it be true, only 1 DUI charge for the “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” reality TV star?  It seems so!  The daddy of Kourtney Kardashian’s 2 babies, is known for wild nights of clubbing, heavy drinking, and outrageous behavior.  However, when it comes to DUI, Scott doesn’t do it anymore!  His one and only DUI charge happened years ago when he was under the legal age to consume alcohol.

According to an article on, a youthful 18-year-old, Scott Disick, crashed his car in Riverhead, NY, just miles away from his Eastport residence.  During the accident investigation, New York police officers reported they could smell alcohol on Scott’s breath and had him perform the DUI field sobriety tests.  Disick failed the DUI field tests and was taken to jail.  Later in court, Scott pled guilty to the DUI charge.

Perhaps Disick learned his DUI lesson early on in life and consciously chooses not to DUI.  Or perhaps, Scott’s paid designated driver, his chauffeur, taking him from one night club to the next and then home early the next morning has kept Scott DUI free.  What ever the reason may be, Scott Disick has obviously made good decisions about not driving drunk or DUI!


Written by S.O