A 23-year old Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges. The man allegedly crashed into a group of vacationing firefighters from Georgia near Marina del Ray in April. The three-car crash killed Ron Herens, 23, of Marietta, GA and injured two other companions.
The man allegedly struck the firefighters’ car after failing to stop for a red light. Occupants of the third car involved in the DUI in LA suffered no serious injuries in the crash. The at-fault driver could face as much as 12 years in prison if convicted on all charges. The judge released Seider on a bail of $100,000.
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This case illustrates the most serious result of drunk driving, but the majority of drunk driving charges are actually misdemeanors. A drunk driving arrest can make your life very difficult, but it doesn’t have to. That’s why you need to hire an experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney if you’re facing charges of driving while intoxicated.
Robert Helfend practices criminal defense and has more than 30 years of experience in defending clients in Southern California. He will fight aggressively to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not an option, he will work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
In California, a drunk driving arrest triggers both administrative and criminal consequences. Mr. Helfend will help you address all aspects of your drunk driving arrest. Minimizing a DUI’s impact is critical, because it can take years to resolve and cost tens of thousands of dollars. Don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do, and don’t work with an inexperienced attorney.
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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