The Los Angeles Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing into a light pole and the Marc Jacobs storefront on Melrose Place last week. Police say that the man initially fled from the crash carrying a liquor bottle, but returned to the scene shortly after police arrived.
Driving under the influence can lead to serious consequences
Police administered a Breathalyzer test and other field sobriety tests, and determined that the driver was likely impaired at the time of the accident. A passenger who remained at the scene was slightly injured in the crash.
If you’ve been arrested for DUI or any other serious criminal offense, Los Angeles County criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend can help. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense and can put together the legal and medical resources you need to build an effective defense against a charge of driving under the influence.
Robert Helfend has established a reputation among his peers and colleagues as an aggressive fighter and a fair criminal attorney. No attorney can promise you that a court will drop or reduce charges of driving under the influence, but that will be Mr. Helfend’s first goal.
DUI charges are serious, and the penalties are far-reaching. In addition to prescribing jail time (even for first-time offenders), you can also be required to surrender your driver license, deal with license restrictions, pay higher insurance premiums or lose your insurance altogether, take additional driver training courses, and pay for expensive anti-DUI equipment to be integrated into your vehicle. If your job depends upon your ability to drive, you could lose your job as an unintended consequence of an arrest involving impaired driving.
In all cases, Mr. Helfend always attempts to achieve the best possible outcome. When you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence, you need exceptional legal assistance.Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County driving under the influence case.
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