Even Famous People Get DUIs
Joe Simpson, the father of singer Jessica Simpson, was arrested in Sherman Oaks on August 4 for suspicion of driving under the influence following a stop at a DUI checkpoint.
Just this Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office filed two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both and for operating a motor vehicle with a .08% Blood Alcohol Level or above. Misdemeanor DUI carries a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
If you are arrested for a DUI and your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is at 0.08% or above, the City Attorney will charge you with the two misdemeanor charges (mentioned above) and you will be facing the possibility of having two misdemeanor convictions. A good criminal defense attorney should be able to, at the very least, get one of those charges dismissed and, depending on what your BAC was, how you were driving and other factors, get your DUI reduced to something non-alcohol related.
If you have been arrested for a DUI and need a criminal attorney in Beverly Hills, the Airport/LAX area or in the Metropolitan Courthouse, contact Attorney Ross Erlich as soon as possible to protect your rights in court and with the DMV. Having an effective Beverly Hills criminal attorney or Airport criminal attorney may mean the difference between jail and probation and having a license or not.