There are few people in the world who don’t know who Kim Kardashian is, but not quite as many people will be familiar with her self-proclaimed Cuban counterpart: Katherine Ferreiro. She’s a 25-year-old Instagram model who loves to post pictures of her not-so-modest frame. She was arrested on Sunday, at approximately 8:30 PM, after leaving a club called E11EVEN.
So who is this woman? First things first. She’s one of Instagram’s most well-known models, with 5.3 followers who keep up with her to look at pictures of what would be considered a Kim Kardashian type figure. Not everyone has Instagram but people who do would be at least familiar with the woman in passing.
And last things last: She blew a 0.198 on her breathalyzer test on Sunday and failed field sobriety tests. She was arrested as a result. What’s more puzzling about the arrest and subsequent attention is that now Ferreiro has gone private on Instagram. Not many models go far when they have a private account on there but it’s obvious that Ferreriro doesn’t like all the attention the DUI arrest has received. And in all fairness, someone charged with a DUI is innocent until proven guilty. According to popular DUI help site DUIwise, it’s possible for any type of client to beat a DUI arrest if they have the right legal representation.
The young lady wonders why so many people are fixated on the DUI arrest and not on her pictures. After all, she’s an Instagram model, not a preacher. Despite this, all of South Florida is talking about the arrest lately, and Ferreriro felt more comfortable making her account private for now. Under Florida DUI law, a person is driving under the influence if they drive with a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.08. This would make Ferreriro well over the legal limit in Florida and she may face stiff penalties, too, such as jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and a host of other possible consequences that can accompany a DUI.
A DUI wasn’t all the young woman was charged with. She also fled when police attempted to pull her over. This can complicate her charges and make for more severe consequences if she chooses to take the case all the way to trial. Under certain plea bargains, defenders can find themselves in a better situation if they take the deal and plead guilty. Sites like DUIWise.com exist to help people know what to do after they’ve been charged with a DUI. These websites can be enormously helpful to Florida residents like Ferreriro who have been charged with a DUI.
Unlike many charges that people face and beat, people seem to think that a DUI case is open or closed. This is NOT the case. In fact, when you have a veteran lawyer on your side, a DUI case can be one of the easiest cases to get dismissed or reduced. While second and third offenses are looked at more harshly, first offenses are often seen as a time to help the defendant rehabilitate from what is clearly troubled drinking.
Officers in DUI cases often make the wrong decisions, too, thinking that either the person is drunk or not. In reality, they have a whole host of procedures that they must follow in order to make a DUI case stick. Failing to read rights to a client or follow the proper procedures during a breathalyzer can leave a defender with a lot of room to question the validity of the case. DUI cases are thrown out all the time and it’s important for defendants like the “Cuban Kim Kardashian” to remember that.
Since making her Instagram private, the young 25-year-old Instagram model has made it much harder for people to find out the latest news about her arrest. While some people believe that no attention in the media is bad attention, this young woman seems to disagree and would rather keep the details of her case private. This is a smart move and will aid her DUI attorney in helping her avoid the stiffest of penalties for her actions.
There hasn’t been much more forthcoming news about the arrest and the few things that have been said about it come from the young model herself. As more details emerge about the case, it’s likely that we’ll hear more. For now, it’s a DUI charge and a fleeing charge, which complicates things. When additional charges are put together in a DUI case, it can make it much more tricky to defend or get dismissed. The more charges, the more serious the case, and in some cases it can even become a felony DUI case, such as when someone is a repeat offender.
As of press time, it doesn’t seem that Ferreriro is a repeat offender. She’ll be facing charges on a first offense DUI sometime in the near future. She’ll be able to opt to plead guilty to her case and take a plea bargain that the prosecution and defense both deem fair, or she’ll go to trial, in which case she can look forward to a lot more attention in the state of Florida. Even online celebrities get a lot more press for mistakes and crimes such as DUI arrests, and the young lady is quickly learning that.
Hopefully, she will choose to secure legal representation for her arrest. Having a good lawyer on your side in a DUI case can make all the difference in the world. What once seemed like a hopeless multiple charge case can quickly go to a case thrown out of court altogether, or even if she is made to plead guilty, she can get much more lenient penalties for cooperating with the court and agreeing to take court-ordered action to correct the problems she’s having that led her to drive drunk in Florida. For now, her fans and enemies alike sit back and wait to see what the “Cuban Kim Kardashian” chooses to do about her recent arrest.