This is not the advertising that Thomas Lewis Edwards was looking for in placing the ad for his firm. Edwards, a DUI lawyer, had his recent mug shot posted next to his law firm advertisement. You guessed it: he was arrested for DUI.
Edwards is charged not only with DUI but hit and run. His smiling mug shot appeared on a local mug shot website that happened to be featuring his picture on an online banner ad for those featured on the page to secure counsel.
I would think the unexpected posting would only add some street creed for Edwards. Moreover, he could not have had greater access to his clientele before his arraignment. The problem will be any conviction, of course. Lawyers can retain their licenses after DUI convictions, often with suspensions or discipline. However, a hit-and-run is a much more serious matter for an officer of the court.