Samantha Ronson, a well-known and popular DJ, is perhaps best know as the former girlfriend of Lindsey Lohan. Lohan has dealt with more than her share of legal troubles. Including convictions for driving under the influence and theft. However, the troubled starlet’s former girlfriend Samantha Ronson is facing her own legal woes after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Ronson was allegedly initially stopped for exceeding the speed limit. Reports indicate that the officer believed Ronson was under the influence after he made contact with her after the stop. Ronson was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.
In California, driving under the influence is codified under California Vehicle Section 23152. This code section states that a person is guilty of driving under the influence if they have drugs and/or alcohol in their system, or if they have a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater.
If convicted of a first-time driving under the influence offense, a defendant faces a number of punishments and penalties. Typically these punishments and penalties include a misdemeanor conviction on the defendant’s record, a lengthy probation period, fines and fees, a requirement to attend an alcohol program, and a suspension of driving privileges.
In certain cases, the punishment and penalty may be more severe than those mentioned above. For example, if the driver had an exceedingly high blood-alcohol concentration in their system at the time of driving, or if there driver arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles was involved in an accident, or if someone other than the driver was injured.
If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is imperative that you hire an aggressive, experienced criminal defense firm. Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm can greatly increase your chances of keeping your freedom. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people for over 30 years.
Please feel free to contact Wallin & Klarich to discuss your case. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-466-5245 for more information.