Cleta Winslow was not at her news conference, but her attorneys were.
"As of right now, Ms. Winslow is pleading not guilty," says Antavius Weems, one of the men representing the city councilwoman.
Winslow was arrested late Tuesday night on a host of charges, all stemming from a charge of DUI against her.
According to the police report Winslow, who has served on the Atlanta City Council since 1994, was so intoxicated that she could not open her car door when the officer approached.
She refused a sobriety test, was charged with DUI and taken to the city jail. She posted a bond of just over $3500 and was released.
"While she is actively and eagerly awaiting the conclusion of this matter," says Weems, "she has every faith and trust in her lawyers as we move to bring this matter to a close."
The case has five ways to go. She can plead guilty, she can be found guilty of DUI, Winslow can be found guilty of a lesser offense, she can be acquitted, or Winslow's case can be thrown out of court.
Weems admits his client was distracted when she was stopped, but would not say she had too much to drink.
Her other defense attorney says the state will have to prove a lot more than just her having a few drinks before driving.
"One must remember that it is not illegal in this state to drink and drive," says attorney Jackie Patterson. "That is not a crime. It is only a crime if you drink and it makes you an impaired driver."
Winslow was not present at the new conference because, her attorneys say, she was at a city council budget committee meeting and could not get away.
She has already entered a plea of not guilty in court. Her next appearance is set for June 11 for a status meeting on the case.