Prominent DUI Attorney Speaks on Behalf of Basketball Legend Charles Barkley
Monday January 5, 2:11 pm ET
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Scott Maasen, considered one of the country’s leading criminal defense attorneys specializing in DUI cases, and whose firm, the Maasen Law Firm, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is representing basketball legend Charles Barkley, issued a statement today with regard to Barkley’s arrest early Wednesday, December 31, 2008, on drunk driving charges.
“Mr. Barkley, who has no prior DUI convictions, believes wholeheartedly in the court system and is cooperating fully with the court’s process,” says Scott Maasen. “Mr. Barkley wishes to thank family, friends and his ardent fans for their tremendous outpouring of support during this difficult time.” Maasen went on to add, “Our firm has begun an independent investigation into the facts of the case and charges against Mr. Barkley.”
Barkley, who was pulled over by Gilbert police at 75th Street and 6th Avenue, in Scottsdale, while driving 10 miles per hour at approximately 1:30 a.m. shortly after leaving the Dirty Pretty Rock Bar in a black Infiniti SUV the morning of December 31, refused the optional portable breathalyzer test but provided a blood sample. “Those test results are pending,” Maasen says. Barkley was cited and released on suspicion of two counts of misdemeanor DUI.
According to Gilbert Police Lt. Eric Shuhandler, Barkley “was respectful and cooperative,” during the routine stop and arrest.
Barkley, who left the command post in a cab to return to his hotel, will appear before Scottsdale Municipal Court on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
“We believe Charles Barkley will be treated fairly,” Maasen says. “He has no prior DUI convictions and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Scott Maasen is available for further comment on Mr. Barkley’s behalf in studio, by phone or via email. Please direct all queries to Ms. Cherie Kerr, KerrPR or Kevin Malinowski at 714-550-9900 or cell 714-271-2140 or email her at: email@example.com.
Source: Maasen Law Firm