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Clipper Catches Legal Break

4/27/2009 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zach RandolphZach Randolph -- the Los Angeles Clipper who was busted for DUI a few weeks back -- has just dodged a bullet, thanks to the magic of his lawyer, Blair Berk.

Randolph has just been charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving -- not DUI. And we thought only Lakers caught breaks like that.

Zach was pulled over on April 6 while driving on the 405 in L.A., after CHP officers spotted his Rolls Royce weaving in and out of his lane.

We're told Randolph failed his field test -- but he obviously scored in picking the right lawyer.

UPDATE: Zach, who did not show up for court in L.A. today, just pled not guilty to reckless driving.

His lawyer, Blair Berk, said "The only reason Zach Randolph was not charged with a DUI was that he did not commit a DUI -- no magic, just facts."


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1.

artie help    

star jones.

2004 days ago
2.

rico    

This is no magic, dopes. Nearly all first time offenders are allowed to plea down to "misdemeanor reckless driving with alcohol involved," aka "wet reckless." You still get fined up the ass, the DMV still takes your license for six months and your insurance still counts it as drunk driving (usually leading to a policy cancellation). It does not take any lawyer to negotiate this deal as the DA is more than happy to offer it as long as you were not blind, stinking drunk.

2004 days ago
3.

Disgusting    

These lawyers are way too cozy with the judges. It's very clubby and not impartial.

2004 days ago
4.

Flower    

Wonder how come TMZ didn't end this report with the "this is the reason the Adenhart family is in mourning" epitaph they have been adding to other reports of DUI that they run?

2004 days ago
5.

SEANBOOGIE    

and why is this news

2004 days ago
6.

jim hartman    

Great...wait and charge him after he kills someone while driving drunk. Gotta love those wonderful lawyers!!

2004 days ago
7.

blah blah blah    

Just proves if you have money, you can get away with anything.

2004 days ago
8.

TH    

Wait until the next time this over-paid punk gets drunk, gets behind the wheel and causes a serious accident. We'll just see how smug he and his low-life attorney become.

2004 days ago
9.

Kenneth    

Every day. Not one goes by.

2004 days ago
10.

Venom    

GET A DRIVER!!!

Is it really that hard to do when you make millions a year?
How about one of your friends or family that is leeching off of you?
Get one of them to drive you.

2004 days ago
11.

brad    

everyone that makes the kind of money these guys do...yes get a driver!! also if he geta another dui it will count as a second the wet reckless driving really doesn't do much to "save" you

2003 days ago

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