We've all heard of celebrities being pulled over by police for various reasons. This week, reports surfaced that Reese Witherspoon and her husband were pulled over after police suspected her husband was driving their car drunk in another state. According to reports, the actress was also arrested after police say she tried to defend her husband to police in an unusual way, by asking the police if they knew who she was.
Reports say that both Witherspoon and her husband were arrested. Her husband will face a DUIcharge and she will face a disorderly conduct charge. These incidents might happen more than people would think. It is important when dealing with police to remember your rights, but also to respect the police so additional charges aren't filed. Even being a passenger in a car could result in charges, as it did in this case.
After an arrest for drunk driving or other criminal accusations in New Jersey, it might be wise for a person to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. They can help the person or people who are arrested understand and defend their rights.
An attorney can ask important questions regarding the arrest and the charges that were filed to make sure everything was done within the law. A criminal defense can be formed to help rigorously defend a person's reputation and hopefully clear them of the charges. It is important that a person's rights aren't violated throughout the legal process. An attorney can ensure the person's rights are protected and help them work through the legal process.
Source: People, "Reese Witherspoon: 'I'm Very Sorry for My Behavior," April 22, 2013