A Hawthorne man was convicted of murder for causing a DUIcrash that killed one person and seriously injured another. Alvin Ray Shaw, 29, struck a motorist in a wrong-way crash on the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach.
Shaw had previously been convicted of a DUI in LA following a freeway crash less than two months before the crash in Long Beach. In addition to the murder charge, Shaw was also convicted of driving on a suspended license, and two misdemeanor counts of DUI.
Following his first crash, Shaw’s blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit for intoxication. Following the Long Beach crash, Shaw’s blood-alcohol content measured 0.20.
Long Beach DUI Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in LA or anywhere in Southern California, you need the assistance of an experienced defense attorney like Robert M. Helfend. Mr. Helfend has provided exemplary criminal defense in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California for more than 30 years.
A drunk driving conviction has long-lasting consequences. In the most serious cases, you can be convicted of murder if you cause a death while driving drunk. Other consequences include jail time, license suspension, driving restrictions, driver retraining, loss of employment, fines and other sanctions.
It’s very difficult to conceal a drunk driving conviction. Public records are readily available. Newspaper accounts remain available online indefinitely, and the likelihood that your employer, family and friends will have full access to the information about your case.
With the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can protect your rights and freedoms when dealing with a drunk driving arrest.
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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