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Q:  A well known store that sells alcohol sold my daughter beer, drank with her on the premises while working, gave her a pill and asked for a ride home. Three separate employess on the clock, sold her beer, gave her a xanax pill and asked for a ride home. She doesnt remember leaving the store, she crashed into a telephone pole and woke up in a jail cell while they were drawing blood. The ticket said there was 1 male passenger. She doesn't even know if she drove. It was 10 houses away from our home. Why wasnt an ambulance called? She doesn't remember leaving the store. Why would they let her drive? One sold her the beer, one gave her the pill, and one got into the car with her and let her drive. I think I need two lawyers. A DUI and for the stores negligence. This is a well known 24 hour store. What kind of lawyer(s) do I call? 


A:  It seems that you will want to interview one (or more) experienced DUI defense attorney's. Under the facts related in your question there are possible defenses to the pending DUI charges. Regarding the liability of the store, that is different question, it is highly unlikely that the store owners were aware of the on site drinking (since stores don't allow on-premises consumption) or the Xanax thereby making the case difficult to prosecute.

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