In May 2010, John Goodman, the Florida multimillionaire and founder of the International Polo Club in Wellington, was arrested in Palm Beach County and booked under charges of Florida DUI and vehicular homicide. The arrest came 3 months after Mr. Goodman allegedly drove his Bentley through a stop sign, which resulted in a collision with a vehicle driven by Scott Patrick Wilson, 23, of Wellington.
The vehicle that Wilson was driving was sent lurching into a canal, and Wilson subsequently drowned. Wilson’s family filed a lawsuit against Goodman, claiming that he was drunk on the night of the crash.
Shortly after his arrest Goodman was released on $100,000 bail. His attorney released a statement saying that Goodman intends to “vigorously defend himself against the criminal charges while continuing to do all within his power to minimize any further suffering by the Wilson family.”
Florida DUI charges are serious and carry severe penalties that can affect the rest of your life. Being charged with a Florida DUI does not mean you are guilty, and that also means that you should not plead guilty without a fight. Speaking to a qualified Miami DUI defense lawyer can help you better understand your charges and how to challenge them in court.
If you have recently been charged with a Florida DUI, there are steps to take which may help you to beat the Florida DUI charge. To learn more, visit our article I’ve Been Stopped For DUI In Florida – What Should I Do Now?
Contacting a Miami DUI Defense Attorney
If you are facing DUI charges in South Florida, your legal team is your best defense. Contact the Miami DUI defense attorneys at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – 877-663-5110.