OJ Simpson is reportedly up for parole after nine years in prison for his role in a Las Vegas armed robbery. Simpson, who is 70 years old, could be out as soon as October 1, 2017 if the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners deems him ready. According to close friend Tom Scotto, Simpson’s plan if granted parole is to either move back to Florida and live with Scotto, or to move to Sacramento and live with his sister, Shirley Baker. Scotto claims that Simpson is “very positive” about his parole chances, and that the former NFL running back still has money despite the $2-3 million in legal fees he faced from the 2008 case. OJ has also reportedly lost around 70 pounds since his first parole hearing in 2013, and has had no behavioral issues or writeups while incarcerated in the Las Vegas prison. He has also spent his time watching NFL games and coaching softball, and even started a Baptist church within the prison. Hopefully Simpson’s good behavior continues outside of prison if he is granted parole, as his history with the law is not one to be proud of. If he sticks to playing golf and keeping his head low, maybe he can live out the rest of his life in peace. That is not to say that Parole is easy. Mr. Simpson would still potentially be monitored, have regular check-ins and could go back to prison if he violates the terms of the parole.
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USA Today Sports, Josh Peter, 7/17/2017
Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor plead guilty to DUI on Monday, June 19th. The former New York Giant was sentenced to 75 hours community service and 12 months probation after reportedly crashing into a parked police car in Florida. His blood alcohol levels were recorded at .082 and .084, just over the legal limit. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in Denver DUI Defense, Colorado traffic Defense, and Denver criminal defense. Call for a free consultation.
NY Post, Todd Venezla, June 19, 2017
Former golfer Tiger Woods reportedly was on both Vicodin and Xanax when he was arrested for a DUI on May 29, 2017. Xanax and Vicodin can cause unintended side affects such as drowsiness, unconsciousness, slurred speech, or worse when used together. Although Woods denies being drunk he failed to pass the DUI field sobriety test administered by the police officers who pulled him over. A body camera caught the interaction with police. Tiger Woods will be facing Driving under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) charges. Even if the driver does not intend to drive under the influence, taking medications that impair your ability to drive safely may result in DUI charges. The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani specialize in DUI, traffic ticket, and criminal defense. Call us for a free consultation.
NY Daily News, Graham Rayman
Tiger Woods was arrested upon suspicion of DUI early Monday morning. Woods was reportedly driving “erratically, all over the road” when he was stopped law-enforcement sources told TMZ. As the officer approached he reportedly smelled alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. However, Woods states it was a bad reaction to his medications, and not alcohol, that caused him to drive so erratically. Woods refused a breathalyzer test on scene and was arrested for DUI. DUI’s are not just the result of alcohol; driving under the influence of any intoxicating substance can result in a DUI or DUID charge. There is plenty of confusion regarding legal blood concentrations of prescribed medications while driving. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in the field of Colorado DUI, Denver DUID Defense, Traffic, and Criminal Defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation.
Cite: Yaron Steinbuch, Gabrielle Fonrouge, and Bruce Golding, New York Post, 5/29/2017; Doug Ferguson, AP Gold Write, ABC News, 5/30/2017.
Link: http://nypost.com/2017/05/29/tiger-woods-arrested-for-dui-in-florida/ ; http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/tiger-woods-medication-alcohol-led-dui-arrest-47715908
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Once again there was an example that criminal law and specifically driving under the influence affects citizens in all walks of life. Former New York Knick, Iman Shumpert, was arrested over the weekend on charges of DUI. Originally drafted in the first round by the New York Knicks in 2011 and later traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015, he was part of the 2016 championship team. Inman was reportedly pulled over for a lane violation. On scene, Fayette County Police found a jar with marijuana in his car. Inman reportedly admitted to smoking but refused a blood test out of fear of being recognized. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani specialize in DUI and Traffic Ticket Defense. Steven Pisani has over a decade experience in the field of Criminal Defense. Our office offers competitive pricing and flat rate retainer fees. Contact our Denver office today for a Free Consultation.
Cite: Justin Tasch, New York Daily News, 9/9/2016