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Celebrity DUI in Atlanta

Without Celebrity DUIs where would the rest of us get all those great mug shots to look at?

The truth is that the good, the bad and the ugly details of a celebrity’s personal life rarely remain private for long. Brushes with the law make for celebrity gossip -- particularly celebrity DUI charges. And while it might be entertaining to the rest of us to see celebrities “humbled” we must remember that they’re human just like the rest of us. And like the rest of us, the court of public opinion holds no sway in matters of justice.

Of course, you don’t need to be a celebrity to contact an Atlanta DUI lawyer to learn your rights and defend yourself in a court of law. But if you do find yourself on the wrong end of a DUI charge in Atlanta, just be thankful that details of your alleged missteps are not broadcast to the world.

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7 Secrets to Avoiding DUI from Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was arrested for a DUI in Miami, along with resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. Police pulled him over after they caught him street racing in his yellow Lamborghini, reports CNN.

Although it's easy to write off this celebrity DUI as another story of teenage entitlement, the Bieb's arrest actually provides seven secrets for avoiding a DUI.

Was Jamal Anderson drunk or just really tired? Back in June, the former Atlanta Falcons running back was arrested on DUI charges after police found him asleep at the wheel of his Escalade.

Anderson's lawyer argued that his client wasn't drunk at the time, merely tired. In response, prosecutors later dropped the DUI charge.

On Monday morning, Anderson pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was sentenced to 12 months of probation, CBS Atlanta News reports.

Former Georgia Bulldog and current 49er Demarcus Dobbs was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI and alleged marijuana possession, The Sacramento Bee reports.

The defensive end reportedly crashed his Cadillac while driving in Santa Clara, California, where the 49ers practice. Authorities are still waiting on the results of a chemical test to determine whether Dobbs was impaired at the time of the accident.

On Sunday, an Atlanta news anchor made headlines herself when she was involved in a wrong-way crash on Piedmont Avenue.

Fox 5 News anchor Amanda Davis is accused of causing a head-on collision while driving drunk early Sunday morning, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Davis is facing a number of charges including DUI and reckless driving.

Former University of Georgia running back Caleb King has once again landed himself in jail. Run-ins with the law have already cost him his spot on the Minnesota Vikings.

Now King is accused of DUI. The 24-year-old was nabbed for drunken driving in Gwinnett County early Thursday, according to WSB Radio. He's facing a number of charges, including DUI.

Former Atlanta Falcon Ray Buchanan turned 41 on Saturday. Buchanan must have gotten an early start celebrating.

He was nabbed for drunken driving at 3 a.m. Saturday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Big Play Ray" was arrested and charged with DUI, speeding, and improper turning, according to booking records.

Controversial Fulton County elections chief Sam Westmoreland is currently serving a 10-day sentence in Fulton County Jail.

Westmoreland was busted back in 2009 for DUI. In July, he had his probation revoked after failing to attend a DUI course, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Now the slip-up may cost him his job.

Michael Turner celebrated the Falcons' win over the Denver Broncos pretty hard Monday night. So hard that he ended up in the Gwinnett County Jail.

Only hours after scoring a touchdown, Turner was stopped for speeding on Interstate 85. The arresting officer had a suspicion that the NFL star was sloshed, so he booked him on DUI charges, The Associated Press reports.

Diplomatic immunity can get you out of a lot, but apparently not a DUI charge.

In April, Mexican vice consular Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was arrested for going 91 miles per hour on Ga. 400 while driving drunk. Saynez-Ruiz-Duran recently entered into a plea agreement with the city of Roswell, the Roswell Patch reports. Under the terms, the Mexican diplomat will be spending a day in jail.

Scott Wilson, an actor on AMC's "The Walking Dead," was arrested for DUI in Peachtree City on Saturday, Channel 2 Action News reports. During his arrest, Wilson allegedly admitted to drinking and offered to perform yoga moves.

While Wilson is a Los Angeles native, he's been in Coweta County filming a new season of "The Walking Dead." In the show, Wilson plays an alcoholic farm owner. Maybe the whole incident was a Brando-esque method-acting exercise to help Wilson get into his character's headspace?