No one is immune to a DUI arrest. Early Friday, former UGA tight end Orson Charles was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol ( DUI ). This arrest risks damaging his stock for next month's NFL draft in which he is considered the #2 tight end prospect and ranked as the 38th best prospect overall. Charles left UGA following his junior year after he had 45 catches for 574 yeards and 5 touchdowns that season. He completed his college career with 10 touchdown catches which makes him tied with Georgia's all time record for touch downs by a tight end.
According to DUI reports, Charles had his vehicle stopped in the roadway on Milledge Ave. in Athens. When an officer was responding to the car to see if it was disabled, Charles allegedly began driving. This initiated the officer to stop him and a DUI investigation began. According to the DUI police report, Charles submitted to a breath test and it was over legal limit for Georgia at a .095. Charles was taken to the Athens jail and released on bond.
Georgia prosecuting attorneys are tough on DUI and drug and alcohol crimes. Jail time, probation, fines, fees, courses, random drug screens, and license suspensions are just some of the sanctions for even a first time DUI. Gwinnett County judges and prosecutors are particularly stringent when it comes to enforcement of DUI laws. But an arrest does not mean a conviction. Our Gwinnett DUI lawyers help clients get the best possible results on their cases all the time. We have have experience in Gwinnett County State and Superior Courts as well as the Gwinnett Recorders Court where many first time DUI cases are initially handled. We also regularly help clients with DUI cases in Gwinnett's municipal court including the cities of Lawrenceville, Norcross, Duluth and Suwanee. Call our Gwinnett DUI lawyers today to discuss your case.