A good criminal defense or DUI lawyer should possess the necessary skills to defend his client’s case and reduce the charges. But obviously, the best way to avoid a DUI charge is to be smart and not drink and drive.
Unfortunately, not all DUI lawyers seem to practice what they preach. Over in Nevada, a DUI defense-focused lawyer was arrested on suspicion of DUI on August 30, 2019. This lawyer, Garret Ogata, had crashed his car in the southeast Las Vegas Valley in the early hours of that Friday. Perhaps, this is his twisted way of proving that he has the skills and experiences needed to benefit his DUI clients.
Whatever the reason, this is now Ogata’s third charge he has faced on suspicion of DUI. Although he has been arrested three times now, he will only be charged with a second-offense DUI because his first arrest was dismissed in court. This DUI charge and arrest happened back in 2003.
Currently, Ogata is licensed to practice law in Nevada, California, and Utah. Oddly enough, the Utah State Bar website lists him as “inactive”, but none of the Bar websites list any disciplinary actions that were taken.
So far, there is no news as to whether Ogata will defend himself in this case. It will be interesting to see what his next move will be. Ogata has been released from Clark County Detention Center of his own recognizance and has a scheduled court date for October 29th.