An actor from a popular television show is facing multiple charges after being pulled over in Peachtree City early Sunday morning.
Seth Gilliam, who is known as Father Gabriel Stokes on AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead,” is accused of speeding, reckless driving, marijuana possession and DUI.
The police report alleges that Gilliam was spotted driving 107 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone before being pulled over at Highway 74 and Senoia Highway at 2:12 a.m.
The arresting officer said he asked the actor why he was going so fast and the actor responded that he was driving a rental car and was not used to it.
Apparently, the officer then placed the actor under arrest for reckless driving and speeding. Gilliam was later charged with DUI after allegedly failing sobriety tests. When a marijuana cigarette was discovered in the car, a drug possession charge was added to the list of offenses.
According to reports, the actor has been released from Fayette County jail after posting bond. It appears that Gilliam is in Georgia to film the new season of “The Walking Dead.”
The actor is facing several serious charges and appears to have a lot of evidence stacked up against him, so he will need an effective defense lawyer to represent him in this case.
An effective DUI defense lawyer doesn’t care about how high your BAC level was or what the arresting officer’s report says, he cares about finding evidence that is in your favor.
Even in cases like these when a person faces multiple charges, it could be possible to have them all dismissed due to something as simple as an improper stop or arrest.
The key is to have an effective attorney on your side who knows how to poke holes in the prosecutor’s case.