Florida residents may know who Jayson Werth is from his time in Major League Baseball. In September, he agreed to a plea deal stemming from an April traffic stop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Werth was originally stopped because the car he was driving had an expired registration. At the time of the stop, he claimed that he didn't have a registration because the car was borrowed.

While talking to Werth, the officer believed that he was intoxicated. However, when the officer asked him to step out of the car, he refused to do so until a lawyer was present. Werth explained that he didn't trust police officers and wasn't sure that the officer who stopped him truly had his best interests in mind. Furthermore, he refused to take any sort of alcohol test at the scene. After refusing to take the test, a video of the incident stopped recording.

Police eventually were able to get a warrant for a blood draw, and Werth was charged with two counts of driving under the influence. He was also charged with driving with an expired registration. The plea deal dropped one of the DUI charges and the registration charge. He was ordered to take part in a diversion program and subject himself to drug and alcohol screening.

Those who are charged with driving while intoxicated may lose their license or pay a fine. In serious cases, it may be possible to spend time in jail or prison after a conviction in a DUI case. However, an attorney may be able to help a defendant obtain a favorable outcome in a case. This may be done by casting doubt on police testimony or the results of a blood or breath test.

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