Actor Chris Klein was arrested for DUI recently in Los Angeles, according to Popeater.com. News reports state that the actor was pulled over by authorities after he was “driving erratically.” Klein was charged with driving with a blood alcohol level of over 0.08 percent (the legal limit in California), and driving under the influence of alcohol with a prior conviction.
California DUI laws make jail time mandatory for repeat DUI offenders. Klein was convicted of a prior DUI back in 2005. California law may also require the actor to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in his car. A second DUI conviction in California can result in jail time of up to one year, a fine of up to $1,000 and a license suspension for up to two years.
It doesn’t matter if you are a movie star or an office intern, you will face severe punishment if you are convicted of a DUI in Los Angeles. Even a first-time offender can face jail time and license suspensions. Multiple drunk driving offenses result in even harsher penalties. This is why it is crucial to have an experienced Los Angeles DUI defense attorney to help protect your rights.
There are many factors that can lead to a DUI charge being thrown out or reduced. A our California DUI attorneys will review the circumstances surrounding an arrest to see if any of the defendant’s rights were violated. Police officer often make mistakes or simply do not follow proper procedures and drivers wrongfully accused of DUI can see their life change because of false allegations. Sitkoff & Hanrahan defends the rights of California drivers. Our Los Angeles DUI lawyers offer a free consultation to those facing DUI charges. Call us today at 1-866-430-8383 to discuss your DUI case.