A 21-year-old Castaic man who caused a serious accident while driving with his feet faces
DUI charges. The accident, which happened in February, seriously injured five people, including himself. Another passenger in the man’s car recorded him driving with his feet just minutes before the accident occurred.
The man faces a charge of driving under the influence after the van he was driving crossed the yellow line. It was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Following the accident, police tested the driver’s blood-alcohol content. It registered .05%. Prosecutors charged the man with driving under the influence, causing great bodily harm. The other driver tested negative for both drugs and alcohol.
Deputies arrested the man earlier this month, and a judge gave him a $100,000 bail.
Castaic DUI attorney
When you face a DUI in LA, hire an experienced DUI attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of practice experience exclusively in criminal defense. He has provided excellent counsel and representation to thousands of Southern Californians.
Prosecutors pursue most drunk driving cases as misdemeanors. In the case of an injury accident, however, they can seek more serious felony charges. When you face a felony DUI, you definitely need professional representation in court.
Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. While it may seem impossible, prosecutors agree to drop charges all the time. Getting charges eliminated or reduced is a key strategy, because it limits your exposure to possible jail time. It also helps avoid a felony conviction.
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