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Atlanta Braves Pitcher Derek Lowe Arrested and Charged With DUI

Posted by Steven Eversole | May 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe was arrested recently and charged with DUI, reckless driving and improper lane change in Atlanta, The Associated Press reports.

A DUI case requires a strong defense, especially in the case of high-profile defendants or cases that make the news and Birmingham DUI defense attorneysunderstand that. An aggressive defense and experience fighting these types of cases can make a difference in this type of prosecution.

Lowe, a 37-year-old right-hander, was charged with DUI, reckless driving and improper lane change after recently being pulled over by Georgia State Patrol in Atlanta. Troopers allege Lowe was racing another car. Lowe declined to take a breath test, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Major League Baseball has had several of its stars arrested and charged with driving under the influence this year. Among them are Miguel Cabrera, Coco Crisp, Austin Kearns, Shin-Shoo Choo and Adam Kennedy.

Law enforcement in Alabama continues to crack down on DUI cases, making finding the right attorney that much more important. And judges are too happy to sentence defendants to tough sanctions, such as thousands of dollars in fees and fines, having to attend a DUI school and even a jail or prison sentence, depending on the severity of the allegation.

When Lowe refused to submit to a breath, he automatically forfeited his driver's license under Georgia law. The same is true in Alabama. If a driver refuses to submit to a blood alcohol test, they forfeit their license, but by doing so, a driver then keeps key evidence away from the state. Depending on the case, it could then become a matter of how well the officer testifies for the prosecution and could help the defendant's case.


If you need to speak with a DUI defense attorney in Birmingham, contact Eversole Law at 205-981-2450 for a free consultation.

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Steven Eversole

J.D., Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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