I'm not Drunk, I'm a Brewery.

Published
01/05/2016 by

Delray Beach, Fla. (December 29, 2015). People accused of Drunk Driving are frequently unaware of the ramifications of a conviction or of the potential defenses to the crime. For the accused, the hiring of competent legal counsel can be the best decision that you make. GO LOCAL. Find a verified, local licensed, drunk driving defense attorney at www.drunkdrivingattorney.com.

 

A 35-year old school teacher from Hamburg, New York was pulled over by police in October 2014 after another driver called police to report her car was weaving. The woman insisted she consumed only a few drinks on the day she registered a blood alcohol level that was four times the legal limit, but she did not try to represent herself, she hired lawyer Joseph Marusak, who practices law in Buffalo, New York.

 

Attorney Marusak searched the Internet to see if there was a medical reason why his client registered a .33 percent blood alcohol level on a Breathalyzer.

 

Marusak discovered a rare intestinal disorder called Auto-Brewery Syndrome in which ordinary food is converted into alcohol because of yeast in the digestive system. Marusak sent his client to Dr. Anup Kanodia, who has treated people for the disorder. The client was observed by medical personnel for a 12-hour period when she wasn’t drinking, and her blood alcohol levels ranged from .279 to .40.

 

Marusak presented the medical findings and sought a dismissal of the case. A judge dismissed a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated. The Erie County District Attorney’s office says it will seek reinstatement of the charge on appeal.

 

Dr. Kanodia said he is working with five other lawyers in the United States and Canada who are citing the syndrome as a defense in DWI cases. Kanodia, who said some people with Auto-Brewery Syndrome can tolerate high alcohol levels because their bodies are used to them.

 

The consequences of drunk driving are substantial. Richard Ozelie, a Boca Raton, Florida drunk driving defense attorney, part of the www.drunkdrivingattorney.com advertising network states that a DWI conviction for a first-time offender with no accident would range from $9,000 to $24,000 and that some companies will fire you if you've been arrested or convicted for a DUI. Insurance rates go up and you can lose your driver's license.

 

For the accused, the hiring of competent legal counsel can be the best decision that you make today. GO LOCAL. Find a verified, local licensed, drunk driving defense attorney at www.drunkdrivingattorney.com.

 

- Randall Layman, COO of www.drunkdrivingattorney.com, part of the Attorney Adverting Network, LLC, based in Delray Beach, Florida, is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Economics and has a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Every attorney on www.drunkdrivingattorney.com is verified and fully licensed by their respective State Bar Associations. Mr. Layman can be contacted by email at randall@drunkdrivingattorney.com

 

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