Florida DUI attorney Thomas Lewis Edwards didn't quite get the attention he wanted with his Internet ad for his DUI defense law firm.
Edwards was reportedly arrested for a suspected drunk driving hit-and-run in Alachua County, Florida, reports the ABA Journal. He had a mugshot taken in what appears to be a jail-issued striped green shirt. And when his beaming face made it to the Internet, his mugshot wound up right next to the Internet ad for his law firm.
The firm ad asks potential clients if they've been suspected, charged, or arrested for a DUI? Edwards can answer "yes" to all these questions now.
Edwards was charged with six separate offenses including leaving the scene of an accident, DUI causing property damage, and refusal to take a blood alcohol test. In response to the arrest, Edwards gave the lawyerly answer that in the American criminal justice system, all criminal suspects are innocent until proven guilty. And he's right.
Edwards could potentially face monetary fines, jail time, and even professional sanctions for his arrest. However, the most severe damage may be the unwanted publicity and irony of a DUI attorney's mugshot appearing directly next to his DUI law firm ad.
When you're looking to hire a DUI defense attorney, you want an attorney who has experience in the courtroom and negotiating with prosecutors to get the best result. However, you may not want your attorney to have this experience first-hand defending his own DUI charges.
The attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense are experienced advocates for DUI suspects in the Seattle and King County areas. We have many years of experience in helping clients successfully resolve their DUI charge. Contact our lawyers at 425-284-2000 to schedule a free consultation. The attorneys are available 24/7 and are ready to assist.
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