Atlanta Flacons safety Daren Stone was arrested in downtown Atlanta and charged with driving under the influence, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Stone, who was arrested just before sunrise, was released later the same day after posting a $1,591 bond. Stone is the second member of the Falcons team to be arrested in the last one month. The team’s star linebacker, Micharl Boley, was arrested May 3 and charged with battery in a domestic violence case involving his wife.
Criminal charges involving celebrities, especially actors and sports personalities, always draw more attention in the media. At Conaway & Strickler we represent numerous clients – everyday people — who are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more.
The criminal penalties for a DUI conviction in Georgia are severe including higher insurance rates, revealing your DUI conviction to current and prospective employers and the risk of losing your driver’s license if it is a repeat offense. You can avoid the dire consequences of a DUI conviction by calling a Georgia criminal defense attorney who is experienced handling DUI cases. An experienced Georgia DUI defense attorney at Conaway & Strickler can help you get an acquittal, reduce your charges or obtain alternative sentencing.
You only have 10 business days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing before the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. Don’t lose your license and jeopardize your future.