Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2007
Lindsay Lohan is just one of the latest celebrities to get caught in Los Angeles drunk driving. Lohan was recently booked in Santa Monica for misdemeanor charges of DUI and driving on a suspended license, and felony charges of possession of cocaine and transporting narcotics. It seems that Lohan and other celebrities are in serious need of Los Angeles DUI lawyers.
The Los Angeles drunk driving case was not Lohan's first, either, as she was only two weeks out of rehab and already has another drink-driving case pending from Memorial Day weekend. With all of these facts, the Los Angeles Police Department did not hesitate to tell reporters that she would need a miracle-working Los Angeles DUI lawyer to avoid facing jail time. The drunk driving laws in California are tough, and with the harsh sentence that Paris Hilton received for her run-ins with the law, many expect Lohan to do time.
For the first DUI offense that a person faces, they must spend 96 hours in county jail, at least 48 of which must be continuous, all the way up to six months depending on the severity of the charges. This sentence also includes six months of license suspension, probation and a treatment program. As this is Lohan's second Los Angeles drunk driving charge, though, she could face as much as a year in county jail, a fine, two years of license suspension, probation and a treatment program.
The laws in California state that people who get a second offense within 10 years of the first offense will be charged with increased penalties and punishment. A multiple-offense drunken driving conviction typically carries mandatory jail time, an 18-month alcohol education program, a required ignition interlock device, and other penalties. This is why celebrities such as Lohan hire aggressive Los Angeles DUI lawyers, especially for their second and third offenses.
For more information about drunk driving lawyers in southern California, go to http://www.aggressiveduilawyer.info.
mike @ evisibility.com