Yesterday - July 24th, 2011 - professional football player Paul Hubbard was arrested for drunk driving after the vehicle he was driving reportedly struck a police officer. Hubbard is a wide reciever for the Buffalo Bills and was a 6th round draft pick. The arrest happened early in the morning in downtown Buffalo, NY. The officer was treated and released from the hospital.
In Cobb County, GA, a driving under the influence ( DUI ) case becomes a lot more serious if there is an accident involved. DUI cases ( even if it is the drivers first ever DUI charge ) can be elevated to felony DUI offenses in the state of Georgia if there isserious accident or injuries. Of course,vehicular homicides are very serious offenses with the DUI driver facing life altering punishments. Many cases of DUI in Cobb County - both those involving injury and those not involving injury - also involve the charge of hit and run. A "hit and run" charge is a serious charge in itself and can lead to jail time and the suspension of one's drivers license. When DUI charges are coupled with a "hit and run," the case gets even more serious and the potential jail time the Cobb County prosecuting attorney can recommend is substantial. Because of the enhanced sentence, and the possibilty of civil liability, it is even more critical in DUI cases involving accidents, injuries, and allegations of hit and run, for a Cobb County DUI lawyer to be consulted with as soon as possible following your arrest.
Lawyers at the Cobb County office of Richard S. Lawson have experience dealing with complex DUI, accident, and hit and run cases. We work hard to get our clients the best possible results during this stressful and difficult chapter in their lives. Our Cobb County lawyers have helped drivers keep their license and reduce and eliminate jail time. In addition, we are skilled trial lawyers and have helped many clients beat their charges altogether with a verdict of not guilty.