Actor Ryan Rottman has been arrested for driving under the influence. According to TMZ, the Nickelodeon star of “Gigantic” was arrested on July 7, 2011 in Hollywood. The actor allegedly blew a .19 percent BAC, which is over twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Authorities pulled him over after allegedly witnessing his vehicle jump a curb. According to the report, the authorities smelled alcohol when they pulled him over and administered a field sobriety test.
According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “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.” Penalties for first-time DUI offenders in California typically include a four-month license suspension and substantial fines.
The penalties for a DUI arrest in California can fluctuate depending on the driving history of the defendant and the circumstances of the arrest. Increased penalties will result from a repeat offense, an arrest related to an injury accident and in cases where the motorist refused to take a breath test. In some cases, an experienced Hollywood DUI defense attorney can have the charges lessened or even dismissed.
The skilled Los Angeles DUI defense lawyers of Sitkoff & Hanrahan have a long history of successfully handling drunk driving cases. If you or a loved one is facing DUI charges in Los Angeles, Orange or Ventura counties, please do not plead guilty without properly understanding your legal rights and options. Please call our offices at 866-430-8383 for a free consultation.