Michael Phelps and a step-by-step guide to handling a DUI arrest

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What does the average John Doe have in common with 18-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps? From a legal standpoint, the answer might be more than you’d expect—they’re both: a.) human, and hence predisposed to momentary lapses in judgment; b.) subject to the same laws and equal treatment before the justice system; and c.) oblivious or uninformed regarding the intricacies of the legal system. The takeaway? Unfortunately, DUI arrests can happen to anyone, and when they do choosing the right DUI/DWI defense attorney is critical for any defendant—regardless of superstar status. A closer look at Phelps’ most recent arrest provides an excellent case study on effectively managing a DUI charge from start to finish.

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