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Half-borther of Bill Clinton arrested for DUI in California

A recentl arrest on California DUI charges made national news. Roger Clinton, the half-brother of Bill Clinton, was taken into custody on a recent Sunday. The DUI arrest occurred at a little past 8 p.m.

Police said when they pulled the man over, he was evaluated for drinking and driving. This included having him perform field sobriety tests. Afterward, Roger was arrested and taken to a jail, where he was booked and reportedly refused to complete any chemical testing.

A $15,000 bail was set. Clinton later posted bail and was scheduled to appear in court in early September. Bill Clinton pardoned him back in 2011 for a cocaine charge dating back to 1985.

As with any other person accused of drunk driving in California, Clinton may proceed to trial to fight the DUI charge; alternatively, he may accept a plea deal, if one is offered. A plea agreement might offer the advantage of leading to a lighter sentence than what would be imposed if he were to be found guilty at trial. In determining which option is most favorable for the accused, defense counsel may choose to focus heavily on the evidence that the prosecution plans to present to support the allegation. For instance, the criminal defense may question the accuracy of the field sobriety test administered in an attempt to defend the client. Whether the defendant goes to trial or accepts a plea agreement, the criminal defense will strive to make sure that his rights are upheld during all stages of the criminal proceedings in California.

Source:, "Roger Clinton arrested on drunk driving charge", Tom LoBianco and Stella Chan, June 6, 2016

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