(PRWEB) October 21, 2013
TV personality and actress Dina Lohan, better known as the mother of starlet Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last week on charges of drunk driving. Attorney Dane Johnson says the older Lohan could face jail time.
Lohan was clocked racing 77 mph in a 55 zone and had more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit, according to CBS News (09.13.2013). Police released her the next day, but Johnson, the founder of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, says the battle isn't over.
“This is her first offense, but New York law still allows up to one year of jail time,” Johnson said. “She's going to need to fight this one and she'll need a good lawyer to do it.”
CBS reported that police say that Lohan complained she was hurt during the arrest, but they called paramedics who found that she was injury-free. There is no sign that Lohan tried to resist arrest.
“Her license is automatically suspended,” Johnson said. “Even a first time DUI offense is treated very harshly these days.”
Johnson said that other penalties Lohan could face include fines, an ignition interlock device, and mandatory alcohol abuse treatment.
“The drama between this mother and daughter will be dragged out in the media,” Johnson said. “But a judge can't punish a mother for the sins of the daughter.”
About Dane Johnson:
Dane Johnson is a Houston criminal defense attorney and a founding partner of Johnson, Johnson & Baer law firm. One of the youngest-ever graduates of the Houston Law Center, Mr. Johnson began his career prosecuting criminal cases and training new assistant prosecutors. He now works on behalf of those charged with crimes, defending DUI cases and other criminal cases with an impressive rate of success. He can be contacted at:
Johnson, Johnson & Baer
1018 Preston Street
Houston, Texas 77002