Ashton defending his son in DUI case…

Big mistake Jeffy expecially with that big election coming up. Does this mean that you condone drinking and driving or that sobriety tests and breathalyzers should be abolished? Don’t you think that your son should have hired his own attorney? Money can’t be that tight.

Ashton to defend son

I am sure we can do a double up in here (sorry Jeff) and include something else of interest…

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15 Responses to Ashton defending his son in DUI case…

  1. snoopysleuth says:

    Jeff Ashton’s son found guilty in DUI case

    Fla. —

    Jeff Ashton’s son Alexander Ashton has been found guilty of drunken driving, and sentenced to a year of probation and six months without a license.

    Read more here…

    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/trial-ongoing-casey-anthony-prosecutor-jeff-ashton/nH6jf/

  2. Vicky says:

    Well, I recon even Jeff Ashton suffers from the ” not my child” syndrome. 🙂
    I personally think he should have found another attorney to defend his son. My guess is that ol’ Jeffy has driven home after a few brewskies on numerous occasions. Hopefully, after losing his license, and the astronomical rise in his insurance for the next few years, the younger Ashton will think twice about drinking and driving. He may very well have been “fine to drive” on that one occasion, but it is obvious he has a disregard for speed limits as well. Recon he’ll slow his behind down in the future as well. Had he observed that one other little rule of the road, he might not have been pulled over to begin with. Hopefully, Alexander Ashton will obey the terms of his probation. One thing for certain, Mr. Ashton hasn’t scored any points with me. As a father, he should have blasted his son for his irresponsible behavior, and then assisted him with finding legal representation. I fear the lesson that should have been learned by the younger Ashton will be overshadowed in his mind by the unreliability of breathalyzers, and the consolatory pat on the back by dear old dad.

  3. snoopysleuth says:

    Vicky~ ~ I think Jeff made a huge mistake by representing his son. With the election coming up, Jeff just flushed hundreds of yea votes for himself down the toilet. He is also being frowned upon for drafting his Imperfect Justice while the trial was going on. I think Lamar and the other man running in opposition of Ashton are grinning from ear to ear now.

  4. Dave Knechel says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Alex couldn’t afford an attorney so he asked his father for help. That, of course, directly appealed to Jeff’s concern as a parent. The cost to fight a DUI charge today is astronomical – up to $20,000. Plus, if convicted, auto insurance skyrockets, running anywhere from $5,000 – $10,000 per year. Then there’s the matter of the type of coverage you need to drive again, and it jumps to an astronomical figure; basically 10 times the amount. Taking everything into consideration, I can understand why anyone would fight the charge because of the costs and inconveniences involved.

    He is now required to finish a DUI program, a psychosocial evaluation and treatment referral services, in order to satisfy judicial and driver licensing requirements..He must also take a victim awareness program. None of these programs is cheap, by any means, and a DUI conviction remains on your driving record for 75 years in Florida.

    In my opinion, Jeff made a mistake in representing his son. He should have called on one of his attorney friends instead. I understand a parent’s desire to help their children in times of need, but this one sent mixed signals to the voters in Orange County because of the obvious conflict of interest. Not only that, but he lost! Either way, it was a no win scenario that will impact his election bid.

  5. snoopysleuth says:

    Dave~~thanks for the great info. Remind me never to drink and drive in Florida. I would end up in the poor house. Too bad Jeff did not hire an attorney for his boy and do it discreetly. His son broke the law and should be treated like anyone else who does so… It is a shame that this happened just before Jeff’s election.

  6. margaret says:

    Just had to tell you Snoops, Just read on wftv , that Jeff Ashton is defending his daughter on Tues. on traffic charges. Poor man will be wanting to go back to work. His children are hurting him politically.

  7. snoopysleuth says:

    Margaret~~Jeff did not spank his kids enough….LOL

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —

    Just days after Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton defended his son in court on drunken driving charges, he’s also representing his daughter in a different trial.

    “I don’t think that’s any of your business, ” said Rebecca Ashton. “I’m not really interested in talking to you.”

    Read more here….

    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/jeff-ashton-defend-daughter-traffic-citation-case/nJJtM/

  8. margaret says:

    Linda Drane Burdick running for Judge vacancy in Osceola County According to Shaeffer Says on WFTV. You go girl!!!!

  9. snoopysleuth says:

    margaret~~you are a good sleuth… off I go to WFTV/….thank you!

  10. snoopysleuth says:

    Margaret~~I can’t seem to find it on WFTV but will keep searching later. Linda would make a fair judge.

  11. margaret says:

    I’m sorry Snoop, at WFTV click on news next to home, go down list to Bill Shaffer Says.. It is a video, there are several there. By the way , just read on Radar Online that Harper Collins has just signed a $4 million dollar book deal with Amanda Knox. I’ll bet caca is doing some huffing and puffing. SOOOOOOoooooooo funny. She will probably fire mason and fryer next LOL

  12. margaret says:

    UPI.COM is saying baez filed his paperwork yesterday,leaving caca case. So I guess it is official now. I wonder if he ever thinks about just what he helped caca to do. Does he ever feel any shame for what they did? probably not..

  13. snoopysleuth says:

    Margaret~ ~Baez is probably saying, “Casey who?” I still haven’t heard anymore about the complaint made against him to the bar association way back in October. I doubt if anything ever came of that.

  14. Newbie says:

    Judge Burdick….she’d be good !!!!

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