Kevin Moran, 24, of Los Angeles has been accused of murder in the DUI death of Folesha Parker-Iverson, 52, an Uber driver. According to police, Moran was driving at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light in South LA and collided with Parker-Iverson’s vehicle. Moran fled the scene on foot, but was arrested later that day. Parker-Iverson’s passenger was critically injured in the collision and had to be extricated from the vehicle. The passenger is recovering.
According to friends, Parker-Iverson was widowed and was trying to support two daughters. She worked full-time as a high school counselor, and drove for Uber as a way to supplement her income.
If convicted of murder and the DUI in LA, Moran faces up to life in prison. He’s currently being held in lieu of a $2M bond.
Los Angeles DUI attorney
By itself, DUI is a serious charge in California, but when it leads to an accident that causes injury or death, the penalties can accelerate quickly. DUI causing death is grounds for a murder charge in California, so if you’ve been arrested for a DUI involving the injury or death of another person, you need competent legal defense and advice.
Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in California for more than 30 years, and takes DUI defense cases. He does not judge clients based upon what they’ve been charged with, but instead works to ensure that they receive the best possible legal representation available.
If you’ve been charged with DUI in LA, do not rely on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney and don’t attempt to defend yourself.
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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