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Atlanta News Station Recirculates Josh Gordon DUI by Accident

Your reputation is everything. After all, you have taken years to build and refine it. One mistake made public can ruin what you have worked so hard to uphold. In today’s fast-paced, technological age, news spreads like wildfire and information can circulate on the Internet for years. If you are arrested for DUI, hiding the details can be close to impossible. Just ask Josh Gordon.

Recently, Gordon, a player with the NFL, had his reputation mistakenly tarnished by news organization in Atlanta. While revamping their website, the station recirculated the story of Gordon’s 2014 DUI arrest via Twitter. Those who read the news rightfully assumed that Gordon had been arrested for DUI yet again.

The news station sent a fast apology, stating: “While doing maintenance on our site, a 2014 story on Josh Gordon was auto-retweeted. Please note this story was from 2014.” Regardless of the statement, other news outlets had already picked up the story and ran with it, doing further damage to Gordon’s rebuilt reputation.

If this story teaches us anything, it is that a DUI conviction can forever have negative and lasting effects on both your life and your good reputation. When you are arrested for DUI, you must have an experienced, competent attorney at your side. It can help to minimize ramifications and hopefully keep the DUI off of your criminal history. You get the best results when you hire an attorney specializing in DUI law. Place your trust in Hawkins Spizman Fortas. Call our offices today for a free consultation, or learn more about our firm through our website.

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