Retired NBA Laker guard Derek Fisher faces a DUI in LA after losing control of his car on Highway 101 last week. Fisher hit the guardrail, causing his car to overturn.
Responders to the crash, which occurred at about 3:00 AM on June 5, said that Fisher appeared to be impaired. They performed field sobriety tests on Fisher and determined that he had been drinking. They arrested him on suspicion of DUI. Neither Fisher nor his girlfriend suffered any injuries in the mishap.
Los Angeles DUI Lawyer
About three-fourths of California DUI arrests involve a first-time offender, and the vast majority of drunk driving arrests are misdemeanors. The DUI process is involved and takes years to resolve. That’s why you need an experienced DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend to help guide you through the drunk driving arrest and adjudication process.
A drunk driving arrest triggers two separate processes – a criminal case at the district court, and an administrative case. For the most part, these processes are independent of each other, but can each affect your ability to drive.
Immediately following your arrest on suspicion of drunk driving, the DMV suspends your license. This suspension is separate from a suspension you may receive during your criminal case. The criminal court suspension begins after your DMV suspension ends. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could face driving restrictions for nearly a year. That’s in addition to fines, possible jail terms, driver retraining, substance abuse treatment and other court ordered interventions.
You can receive additional penalties for repeat offenses. Likewise, accidents that result in injuries or death carry different, far more serious consequences. Regardless of how the prosecutor charges you, an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend is your best defense strategy. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. With nearly 35 years of defense experience, he knows exactly what it takes to offer a successful DUI defense.
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 DUI/securities fraud case.
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