According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Matt Keough, the estranged husband of Jeana Keough from the popular television show “The Real Housewives of Orange County” has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years of probation following a drunk driving conviction in October. Keough was arrested for driving under the influence in Coto de Caza when police pulled him over for a rolling stop at a stop sign. At the time of his DUI arrest, his blood alcohol content level was 0.30, which is nearly four times the legal limit. This was his second California DUI conviction following an August 2009 incident.
California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) states: “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” First-time DUI offenders face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, a six-month license suspension, a required DUI course and the potential installation of an ignition interlock device. Penalties for repeat DUI offenders are significantly more severe, including a year of incarceration for second-time DUI offenders.
It is crucial to fight any and all California DUI charges with the help of an experienced drunk driving attorney. A skilled Orange County drunk driving attorney will investigate how the arrest was made to determine if any of the defendant’s rights were violated, if proper police procedures were followed and if the DUI charges may be reduced or dismissed.
The Orange County DUI attorneys at Sitkoff & Hanrahan have a long history of protecting the rights of residents of Orange County who are charged with a DUI. We offer a free consultation to anyone facing DUI charges. Call us today at 1-866-430-8383 to discuss your Orange County DUI case and legal options.