WINDERMERE, Fla. (WSVN) — Former MLB player Johnny Damon has been arrested for driving under the influence in Florida.
According to Orange County jail records, Damon was arrested by Windermere Police on charges of driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence. Read More
Another celebrity arrest, showing that fame doesn’t equate with perfection. While celebrities are arrested for DUI with some regularity, the concerning part of this case is the allegation of resisting arrest without violence. In “police speak” that charge can range from simply refusing a breath test, pulling away or struggling when the cuffs go on, or mouthing off to the officers. In many cases that charge is an add-on indicating the officer’s subjective opinion that the arrestee was “being difficult”.
About the Author: Licensed to practice since 1982, Jonathan Blecher has defended over 5000 DUI and suspended driver license cases. A former Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno, Jonathan later developed his interest and skills in DUI defense working under DUI legend Richard Essen, a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense. A member of the College himself, Jonathan has lectured on DUI topics at seminars, civic and business groups, as well as at the Miami-Dade County Police academy in courtroom procedure for police cadets. Jonathan is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is authorized to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fifth and Eleventh United States Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Blecher can be reached at www.duilawdefense.com, email@example.com, and 305.321.3237. DUI Defense Lawyer in Miami-Dade County, Boating Under the Influence Attorney in Miami, DUI Defense Attorney in Coral Gables