Rock singer Rick Springfield has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence following his arrest in Malibu in May. According to a news report by TMZ, the singer had a .1 BAC when he was pulled over by the authorities on May 1, 2011. If Springfield is convicted of the two counts of DUI, he could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
California Vehicle Code 23152 states that “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.” Under the same section, it is unlawful for any person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.
Failure to seek skilled legal representation following a DUI arrest in LA can result in unnecessarily harsh penalties. There is a wide range of consequences for a DUI conviction including incarceration, fines, mandatory alcohol treatment and the installation of an ignition interlock device. A DUI defense attorney will fight to have the charges reduced, or in some cases, thrown out completely.
The knowledgeable Los Angeles drunk driving lawyers at Sitkoff & Hanrahan have a proven track record of successfully fighting DUI charges in Southern California. We provide no-cost consultations and case evaluations to anyone charged with driving under the influence. Please call our offices at 866-430-8383 before discussing your case with the authorities.