Diplomatic Immunity Claimed Following a Roswell, GA DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the early morning hours of April 27, 2012, Roswell, GA police stopped a driver for speeding. He was allegedly driving over 90 miles per hour, well over the stated speed limit of 65 on Georgia 400. The 39-year-old Alpharetta driver was then asked by the Roswell officer to submit to a blood-alcohol level test and it was a reported to be over the legal limit of .08 for drivers over the age of 21.

Roswell, GA officers arrested this driver, Mariano Saynez Ruiz Duran, and learned that he is a Mexican diplomat who serves as a vice consular at the Mexican Consulate General's office in Atlanta. The U.S. Department of State Police confirmed he has partial immunity from law enforcement and he was released from jail into his wife's custody. They reside in Alpharetta. The diplomat was given Roswell police citations accusing him of DUI and speeding.

While it will be left to higher authorities to decide his fate, we should all take note of how a speeding charge can quickly lead to a DUI arrest. Even if you feel perfectly fine after a few drinks, if you are caught speeding in Roswell, GA, this is all it takes to begin a DUI investigation. Oftentimes, a DUI investigation leads to a DUI arrest as field sobriety tests are hard to do well in even the best circumstances.

If you find yourself needing a Roswell, GA DUI lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson and you'll speak with an attorney directly who will give you a free consultation. If you get arrested for a Roswell DUI and you're not fortunate enough to have diplomatic immunity, don't wait to get help with your DUI, call Mr. Lawson today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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