The crime of Driving Under the Influence, commonly referred to as DUI or DWI, can have very serious consequences. Many times, DUI offenders have never been arrested before and their mistake may have led them to their first brush with law enforcement. Recently a judge in West Palm Beach, FL gave a 1st time offender a 32-year sentence for a DUI conviction. That DUI did result in a crash that led three people dead but similar convictions have led to far more lenient sentences. For the defendant, Mr. Keith Richard Jenkins, the sentence seemed overly harsh and he has blamed his attorneys for the lengthy sentence. Of key importance to the sentencing decision was an investigation after the conviction was secured which revealed that Mr. Jenkins continued to party after the DUI incident playing a game of beer-pong. Sometimes a lawyer must explain more than just the law to their client and provide counseling beyond that of what the law entails. Unfortunately for Mr. Jenkins, his counsel may have failed to provide him with advice that could have helped him avoid such a lengthy sentence.
If you or a family member have been recently arrested for a DUI, the lawyers at Jacobs Keeley, PLLC would be happy to aggressively defend your case. Anyone can be arrested for a DUI, including many professionals, doctors, lawyers and judges. Our society is one filled with bars that serve alcohol which are surrounded by parking lots. Most people do not take public transportation to their local watering holes. If you’ve ever been arrested for a DUI you can probably attest to the fact that it would have been much cheaper, easier and better to take either a cab or private car service home.