80s Singer Rick Springfield Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Offense

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 04, 2011 | 0 Comments

1980s pop rocker Rick Springfield was charged with DUI a couple of months ago in California after officers said that he made an illegal traffic maneuver.  Springfield, known for the song "Jessie's Girl," took a breathalyzer and blew a .10, which is over the California limit of .08.  Earlier today, his lawyer entered a Not Guilty plea on his behalf at the arraignment. 

In Gwinnett County, the legal limit for DUI for a driver over the age of 21 is also a .08.  In Lawrenceville, a driver accused of DUI will have his or her first Lawrenceville Municipal Court (or Gwinnett County Recorders Court if the case was Gwinnett County Police Dept.) date a few weeks after their arrest.  This first Court date is known as the arraignment.  At arraignment, the driver ( or his or her lawyer) will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.  A guilty plea will usually accompany a plea bargain.  A not guilty plea will lead to the case being put on a calendar for trial in which case the Lawrenceville or Gwinnett County prosecuting attorneys will have to prove their guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Our Gwinnett County DUI lawyers can help you negotiate a plea bargain, investigate and have a jury trial, or help you decide whether you want to plea or go to trial.  Call Lawrenceville GA DUI attorney Richard Lawson today for a free case analysis and to get your questions answered.   

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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