Friday, April 19, 2024

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DUI Affects the Rich and Famous Too.

Some media would have you believe that police only pick on those at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum. But our firm continually provides the bulk of our DUI defense services to those situated toward the upper end of the spectrum. The truth is, especially when it comes to drunk driving, that anyone can and likely will be arrested for DUI, and the consequences can be just as severe, regardless of who you are.

As a case in point, most everyone is familiar with eighteen-time Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps, the “bad boy” of Olympic swimming. Well reports that Phelps is now facing serious repercussions following his DWI arrest in Maryland last week. Phelps allegedly registered a BAC of .14 after being stopped for numerous traffic violations. Most noteworthy, however, is that USA Swimming has now imposed a six-month suspension and prohibited him from competing in the world championships next August.

While the incident probably will have little impact on Phelps’ reputation or his wallet, it is a fairly significant dent in his career. Like many of our clients have learned, the impact can reach far beyond mere fines. For some, it can affect their ability to obtain a job or professional license. For others it may cost them a job they already have, insurance coverage, and other benefits. So the bottom line is that DUI is an indiscriminate crime that can create serious problems for anyone.

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Victor Carmody

Victor Carmody

I am the owner and managing partner of Victor W.Carmody Jr.P.A. My practice has taken me into all 82 counties of this state and most of the cities. I have also been priviledged to have represented clients in 15 other states. And as founding regent of The National College of DUI Defense I have relationships with almost 1000 DUI attorneys around the country, and I keep constant contact to share ideas and techniques to better assist in and out-of-state clients. I have always enjoyed helping people with their DUI problems.

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