Lawyer Layne C. Savage leaves court in August. Photo courtesy of Providence Journal/ Kathy Borchers.
DUI lawyer from Rhode Island pleaded not guilty to drunk driving charges, January 17, 2013. It is the second time she has been charged with a DUI in the past year, according to news source
patch.com. The lawyer’s first charges were dismissed.
DUI Lawyer found asleep behind the wheel.
Officers reportedly found her behind the wheel of her SUV crying, confused and with slurred speech. She was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and charged with drunk driving.
Rhode Island Bar Monitoring lawyer’s case.
The Rhode Island Bar says it is monitoring the DUI Lawyer’s case. The Bar’s position is that “Everybody has a presumption of innocence. Obviously, we’ll await the outcome to decide what steps to take,” according to the Providence Journal.
The DUI lawyer should hire someone to represent her.
The old adage that a person who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer, applies to DUI lawyers too. This Rhode Island lawyer should consider hiring a competent, experienced DUI lawyer to represent her for this case.
An experienced DUI lawyer will save her money, time, and reputation. Her car insurance premiums may go up. She may lose license to practice law. Her health insurance premiums may increase. Because an experienced DUI attorney may help her avoid a conviction, hiring a DUI attorney is a sound investment in her future.
Depending of the facts of your case, you may be eligible to have your case dismissed, dropped, or reduced to a lesser charge. While you may feel that you cannot afford to hire a DUI attorney, the reality is that comprehensive legal representation will most likely save you time, money, and your reputation.