Former Nickelodeon actor and musician Drake Bell was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Glendale last week. Glendale police reported that Bell was stopped in Glendale at about 2:30 AM after an officer noticed that he was driving erratically while traveling at 55 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. According to the Glendale Police Department, Bell was also observed swerving and stopping abruptly.
A Glendale police officer noted the smell of alcohol emanating from Bell’s vehicle after having stopped the vehicle. The officer administered a field sobriety test, which Bell failed. Bell was arrested, taken to jail and cited for DUI. He was released later that day on a $20,000 bond.
DUI charges can have serious consequences
If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of DUI, you will soon find out that a DUI arrest is expensive! In addition to the fines associated with the citation itself, a conviction can result in the short-term or long-term loss of your driving privileges, a jail term, fines, driver retraining, driving restrictions, increased insurance costs and the cost of a DUI defense in court. You may also be subjected to civil actions against you if your arrest resulted in personal injury or death to another person. In addition, subsequent DUI convictions will result in increasingly more severe (and more expensive) penalties.
If you’ve been arrested on a DUI charge in Los Angeles County, you need the support of an experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney like Robert Helfend . Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 30 years and takes DUI cases in Los Angeles.
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