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Comedian arrested in New York City for alleged drunk driving

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2014 | Drunk Driving |

A responsive criminal defense strategy may be crucial to the future of anyone facing drunk driving charges. Comedian Donnell Rawlings was recently arrested and taken into police custody for allegedly drunk driving in New York City. According to reports, Rawlings was driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early morning hours. According to police, the comedian’s blood alcohol level breath test was over twice the legal limit. Rawlings has appeared on Chappelle’s Show and other Comedy Central programs. Charges against the comedian were pending following his arrest.

As most people are aware, drunk driving is taken seriously in New York City and every community throughout the United States. Drunk driving charges can alter the life of the party accused of driving while intoxicated in an instant. DUI charges that result in a conviction can, in turn, result in license suspension or revocation, fines and other possible penalties. To protect the future of an individual accused of driving while intoxicated, it is important to confront each of these concerns and prepare a strong and capable defense strategy that effectively responds to the charges.

Alleged evidence against the accused party can be challenged in a number of different ways. Sometimes improper police procedures that may have violated the rights of the accused party can lead to a challenge. The accuracy of a breath and an alleged blood alcohol content level (BAC level) may also sometimes be challenged. Each individual facing accusations of drunk driving, and the possible life-altering consequences of DUI charges, has the right to defend against those charges.

Challenging the alleged evidence against the accused party and presenting a strong defense strategy may help achieve a reduction or dismissal of charges. In addition, effective and knowledgeable negotiation and zealous advocacy can help seek the best outcome possible in the circumstances to protect the future of the accused party.

Source:, “Ashey Larry Taken Into Custody For Drunk Driving In NYC,” Jonathan, July 11, 2014


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