Remember the old television series “The Untouchables”? Or the movie of the same name in which Kevin Costner portrayed Elliot Ness? DYou may even remember the real man: Eliot Ness was a federal agent who specifically targeted bootlegging and the people who supplied alcohol illegally during Prohibition, in the early 20th century. There is a recent news item across America that there are politicians in Washington who want to name the new headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in honor of Eliot Ness.
Since Prohibition law declared the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages illegal in the U.S., Ness worked to defend that law. Did people find ways to make, sell, and drink it anyway? Of course they did. Just watch the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” Did Ness himself ever drink alcohol or have personal opinions regarding Prohibition? We may never know that. Prohibition ended in 1933; consuming alcohol is legal now (with certain exceptions), but driving under the influence of alcohol is not.
By now, you have probably made the connection. There are no “untouchables” when it comes to DUI. Eliot Ness focused on defending the law. As a DUI defense attorney, my work also centers on the law, and often, on the results of drinking alcohol. At Zachary Law Group, we make it our mission to find legal solutions for clients facing DUI-related issues. We establish and assert their rights under the law. We offer a FREE 30-minute case evaluation too, so we can learn how best to represent our clients, in court and out. That’s how we “Zach-It!”
If DUI attorneys ever wanted a patron saint, perhaps Eliot Ness would be a fine choice. Even he probably realized that some people will do what they want to do whether it’s legal or not, and so law enforcement will always have their work cut out for them.
Should you have any questions about DUI law and how it may affect you, please don’t hesitate to contact an attorney who can help. Call us today at 1-855-Zach-law.