An elementary school principal from Pearblossom pleaded not guilty to murder charges in aDUI death last fall. The crash occurred on November 15, 2018 in Lancaster. According to witnesses, the woman crossed the center line and crashed head-on with another car.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 29-year old Lancaster woman, died at the scene. The suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries
According to court records, the principal, a 36-year-old woman, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. She remains jailed in lieu of a $2M bail. The suspect will return to court on June 3 to determine the date of her preliminary hearing. If convicted, the woman could receive a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
Lancaster DUI attorney
When you face charges related to a DUI in LA, hire an experienced DUI attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes drunk driving cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
This case represents the worst possible scenario for someone arrested for drunk driving. When impaired driving results in injury, you can face felony charges. When impaired driving results in death, you can face second-degree murder charges. In this case, the suspect, an active member of the community, sits in jail because of a high bail.
In most cases, a high bail isn’t warranted. If this describes your situation, an experienced attorney will first work to get excessive bail lowered or eliminated. The next priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This strategy is key to limiting (or eliminating) the possibility of significant prison time. It may not work in all circumstances, but an aggressive, experienced defense attorney will pursue all possible avenues on his client’s behalf.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney, and don’t assume that you don’t have any defense options. Instead, work with an experienced, aggressive attorney who will fight for you. 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 case.
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