A Fillmore man arrested for a fatalDUI crash will face murder charges. According to police, the man allegedly crashed his Honda into another car on Highway 126. The collision forced the vehicle into the path of an oncoming semi truck. A man from Oxnard who collided with the truck died as a result. The collision also injured a passenger in the Honda, as well as the semi driver.
Police on the scene said the Fillmore man was under the combined influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash. The crash occurred at about 2:30 on. May 31 on East Telegraph Road (Highway 126).
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man on suspicion of drunk driving. He also faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. The man remains in custody on a bail of $700,000. He will return to court on June 26, on matters related to the case. If convicted, he could face a life sentence in prison.
Fillmore DUI Lawyer
When you face charges for a DUI in Ventura County, hire an experienced DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend. Most California DUI cases result in misdemeanor charges, but this case illustrates the most serious possible outcome for impaired driving. Drunk driving accidents that result in injury or death can lead to felony charges.
Mr. Helfend is a noted criminal defense attorney with nearly 35 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He takes a wide range of criminal cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
It’s important to avoid felony convictions in California. Each felony conviction counts as a “strike.” If you accumulate a third strike for a violent felony, you can spend the remainder of your life in prison. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney to defend you, especially when the circumstances of the case reflect poorly on you. Only an experienced attorney can provide the legal assistance and representation you’ll need.
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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