Debby Ryan, an actress known for her work on the Disney Channel show Jessie, collected a DUI arrest last week after colliding with another driver. The driver of the other vehicle was injured. According to police, Ryan failed field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of .11 at the time of her arrest. In California, it is illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.
For a DUI arrest, choose a DUI attorney you can rely on
A DUI arrest is expensive, but DUI convictions are more expensive. In fact, the consequences of a DUI arrest can be staggering. You may face a range of penalties, including mandatory jail time, probation, driving restrictions, expensive and time-consuming monitoring, fines and other sanctions. If you injure or kill another person, or have had previous DUI convictions, the penalties become even stiffer.
Make no mistake about it – a DUI arrest will inflate your auto insurance bill. It could even put you in a “high-risk” insurance category, which means you’ll have a hard time even finding insurance. Driving restrictions and sanctions could put your job at risk! Public prosecution could also cause you and your family a great deal of embarrassment, which – thanks to the Internet – could haunt you for years.
That’s why you need an aggressive, competent DUI lawyer like Ventura criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience as a DUI attorney and can put together the legal and medical expertise you need to defend yourself effectively in court.
A key component of your DUI defense strategy will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. Avoiding conviction is important because a DUI conviction cannot be erased and will bring long-lasting consequences. Mr. Helfend always works toward the best possible outcome for his clients, and this is especially true in DUI cases.
Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s very easy to misjudge your ability to drive when you have been drinking. Following a DUI arrest, you cannot change what you did, but your actions can either make your situation better or worse. The best defense strategy is to work with an experienced DUI lawyer who can bring together the resources you need to defend yourself in court. Don’t make the mistake of defending yourself. Don’t assume there’s nothing you can do to help yourself, and don’t rely on an inexperienced DUI attorney following a DUI arrest.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County DUI arrest.
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