Search Site
Menu

Charges for DUI and drug crimes spark pregnant woman’s arrest

People can face drunk driving allegations in unusual circumstances in Rochester. The potential consequences and penalties should there be a conviction can have a negative impact on their lives in multiple ways. For those whose personal situation makes DUI charges more problematic than they might be for another person, it is even more vital to have legal help.

A 26-year-old pregnant woman was arrested for DUI after she vomited on the side of the road and then fled from law enforcement. A law enforcement officer saw the woman throwing up out of the window of her vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. When the officer went to investigate, she fled. Other officers found the vehicle later. She told them she was sick because she was pregnant and stated she was unaware that an officer had attempted to assist her during the earlier incident. She admitted to having left a bar. She was given field sobriety tests and did poorly. Cocaine was allegedly found in the vehicle. She faces charges of DUI and for possession of a controlled substance.

For anyone who is arrested and charged with DUI and drug crimes, the problems they can face with a conviction for any of the allegations can be severe and life-changing. Jail time, fines, a loss of driving privileges and more can take place. That is before mentioning other potential problems such as a police record, disfavor in the community, issues getting certain jobs and more. For someone who has a family or is starting one, it is imperative to have legal protection and understand the various avenues to formulate a defense.

While the image of a pregnant woman committing DUI and being in possession of cocaine will immediately be viewed as negative, there are many strategies to deal with these charges. It is possible that the search of the vehicle was illegal. There could have been a reasonable explanation for her to have had problems with the field sobriety tests. She must remember her rights and craft a strong defense against the DUI and drug crimes. A law firm experienced with a variety of criminal defense areas can help.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

James L. Riotto Attorney Photo
James L. Riotto
Criminal Defense Lawyer

James L. Riotto is an accomplished criminal defense attorney serving clients in New York. With an extensive background in law enforcement and criminal prosecution, his approach to each case is unique and informed by years of experience with the New York criminal justice system. As a graduate from Albany Law School and before going on to start his own practice, James worked at the Albany County District Attorney's Office, where he helped prosecute many DWI offenses. His inside knowledge of the tactics used to gain convictions provides him with a particular advantage when defending against DUI and other criminal charges.

Adam D. Staier Attorney Photo
Adam D. Staier
Of Counsel

About Attorney Adam Staier has spent the last seven years practicing criminal defense law throughout upstate New York and the Capital Region. He began his legal career through internships in civil law, indigent legal representation and federal energy law regulation. Finding a passion in criminal law, Mr. Staier held internships handling both prosecution and defense…

William M. Swift Attorney Photo
William M. Swift
Associate Attorney

About William M. Swift is an associate attorney at the Law Office of James L. Riotto and brings 20 years of experience to our clients. His practice focuses on personal injury cases and criminal matters. He has successfully represented individuals in felony, misdemeanor cases. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge in DMV administrative proceedings involving suspensions…

  • What to do if pulled over for a DUI


    How to deal with a DWI traffic stop

    How you handle getting pulled over for a DUI/DWI can significantly affect your defense down the road. For instance, declining the officer's request to search your vehicle and avoiding specific answers when asked about any substances you may have consumed could help you when combating DUI/DWI charges in court.
    READ MORE
Reviews and Ratings
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I'm very thankful and grateful for the professional and compassionate representation I received for my traffic ticket that was DISMISSED . There is still some good people in the world to help us out and here they are! Mr Riotto's law firm is top not...

    Read more

    Dave Grisoff

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    We'd give James & his staff 10 stars if we could. Very professional, very thorough & very kind. Never had a hard time reaching anybody for answers & they kept us up to date the entire time. Would recommend this office to everyone. Thanks guys!

    Read more

    Melissa Tiffany

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    These people are fantastic at what they do. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome as a result of their representation on my behalf. Thank you!

    Read more

    Monica Taylor

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    My husband recently received an alleged moving violation for the first time. He received a citation of an alledged speed of 93/55 mph zone. He received this citation shortly before he received his CDL Class A drivers license. Thanks to expertise of T...

    Read more

    Muriel James

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Great law firm, always got back to me promptly. Reasonably priced, the outcome of my case was in my favor. Definitely would recommend to anyone!

    Read more

    Jamie Roe

See all reviews
Contact us

Quick Contact Form