Bernie Kosar, former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, was recently arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Solon, Ohio. Kosar was pulled over for speeding when the officer noted that he smelled of alcohol. Kosar was required to perform roadside exercises (sometimes call "Field Sobriety Tests"). Thereafter, he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. Folloing his NFL career, Kosar went through a divorce and had significant financial difficulties. He previously admitted battling issues with alcohol and pain medications. However, before his arrest, Kosar had indicated that those issues were "in the past."
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges are taken very seriously in Nevada courts. First time DUI charges can bring heavy penalties including large fines, substantial community service, counseling and jail time. A third DUI conviction in seven (7) years or any DUI that results in substantial bodily harm or death to another carries a
mandatory prison sentence.
Many people turn to alcohol and/or drugs as a coping mechanism when going through difficult times. In some cases, an arrest for DUI is the first sign to others that the person is having trouble coping. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with DUI, it is important to contact a knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas DUI Attorney right away. TheLas Vegas DUI Attorneys at Brown Law Offices can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with the most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.