A Thousand Oaks man was sentenced to three years in prison following his fifth DUI conviction in seven months. In each of the five cases, Robert Carlson, 63, was found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of at least 0.15 percent.
Carlson was first arrested for DUI in 2014, and served 5 days in jail. His third arrest led to a felony drunk driving charge. In addition to the prison sentence, Carlson’s driver license was revoked for a period of four years, and he has been designated as a habitual offender.
A DUI Lawyer You Can Trust
California courts are very serious about prosecuting drunk driving cases. Penalties for each drunk driving conviction accelerate – eventually leading to felony charges and mandatory prison sentences. If you’re arrested for drunk driving, you need an experienced DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend can bring together a team of technical and medical experts to testify on your behalf. He will aggressively challenge the evidence against you, and help you navigate both the administrative and legal processes that go along with an intoxicated driving arrest.
A drunk driving conviction can lead to incarceration at either the county jail or at a state prison facility for a period of days, months or years. In addition, you can face significant fines, the loss of your driving privileges, restrictions on your driving, driver retraining and other sanctions. In addition, convictions can mean significant increases in the cost of your insurance, or the outright cancellation of your insurance policy. You will also incur court costs and administrative costs.
When you’re arrested for drunk driving in Ventura County, only work with an experienced criminal defense attorney.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 case.
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