Monday, December 30, 2013

'RoboCop' takes on new starring role in NHTSA's new anti-DUI campaign

If you're a fan of the science fiction character called 'RoboCop' then you will want to check out the latest commercial put on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA for short. Its pretty cool, almost like a mini movie or a movie trailer. Here is the link. RoboCop NHTSA.
The NY Daily news recently posted this on their website. 'RoboCop' has taken a serious stance against drunk driving this holiday season, or at least that's what a new public service announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows. Part of a $7.5 million ad campaign, the anti-drunk-driving clip is targeted to a period in the year when crashes involving alcohol increase 10 percent.
As a DUI Lawyer practicing in Seattle I think this is a pretty cool message. Clearly DUI's and alcohol related driving deaths are on the forefront of problems in our society. Sometimes people think just because Im a DUI lawyer that somehow I think these types of messages are BS and I'm in favor of DUIs. You should read some of the garbage people post in my comments section. So much crap that I eventually turned the comments section off because I was tired of reading how what I do is horrible and Im a bad person.
So let me set the record straight. I practice in an area of law where everyone is entitled to legal representation. I am in no way in favor of DUI's or alcohol driving related deaths. But at the same time when people make a mistake and get arrested for a DUI it is my job to help them out, navigate them through these tricky waters, and help them in any way I can. That is why people are afforded legal representation when charged with a crime. That is why the Constitution allows for it.
I never would wish what happened to that family in the Wedgewood neighborhood in Seattle on anyone. That was a horrible tragic Seattle DUI event. The individuals I represent are not that repeat drunk offender, who disobeyed court orders and continued to drink and drive. I would say 99% of my clients are first time offenders. They did not get into a car accident. Most of them have relatively low breath tests. They simply made a mistake and I help them as their Seattle DUI lawyer.
About the author: Matthew Leyba is a Seattle Bellevue DUI lawyer. His has been named a Rising Star among Seattle DUI Lawyers by the Seattle Met Magazine, an honor less than 2.5% of all Attorneys receive. In addition he is rated as a 10/10 by when it comes to Seattle DUI Defense.

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