A little over a week ago, news outlets reported that Kerry Kennedy, a member of the politically famous Kennedy family, was acquitted of a drug DUI charge in New York State. The case had gone to court resulting a jury trial, and that jury had ruled in Ms. Kennedy’s favor.
This news report may raise many questions in the minds of my readers. Such as: do all DUI cases, whether drug or alcohol-related, go to trial? No, they do not. Could a driver be charged with DUI for having taken legally prescribed medications? Yes, they may. Was it necessary for Ms. Kennedy to have an attorney present her case, since she is a well-known person? No, it was not necessary, but it may have made a significant difference in the trial.
Remember too, the law takes all categories of drugs into consideration: legal, illegal, over the counter, anything that may cause impairment can result in being charged with a DUI. I would also like to emphasize that whatever kind of vehicle you are driving, whether or not there is damage or injury, and whatever your family name is, you could find yourself involved in a drug or alcohol-related DUI situation.
Your first concern should not be, will this story make the paper, or Twitter, or headline the late-night news? Your first concern should be to seek help from an experienced, capable DUI defense attorney. Why not let us “ “Zach-It” –let us establish and assert your legal rights, and represent your best interests throughout the legal process. Here at Zachary Law Group we offer a FREE 30-minute case evaluation. And if that’s news you can use, contact us today at 1-855-Zach-law.