A Thousand Oaks man received a nearly five-year prison sentence following his conviction for felony drunk driving and other DUI related charges.
According to prosecutors, the man had a blood alcohol content of 0.26 at the time of his July arrest. Deputies arrested him after they observed him repeatedly swerving onto the shoulder of Highway 118. When deputies attempted to stop him, he fled, driving about 6 miles before he stopped.
In addition to the sentence for DUI in Ventura, he also received prison time for driving without a valid license, providing false information at the time of his arrest and a resisting infraction. This was his sixth DUI conviction and his third prison sentence for DUI. The judge also suspended his driving privileges for five years and designated him a habitual traffic offender.
Thousand Oaks DUI attorney
This case illustrates the severity of California’s drunk driving penalties. Repeated drunk driving convictions require accelerated penalties. Those penalties include prison terms and unfavorable designations that make it exceptionally difficult to restore driving privileges. It also demonstrates why you need an experienced Thousand Oaks DUI attorney when you’re facing a drunk driving charge.
Robert Helfend practices criminal defense law in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. Thousand Oaks residents know that they can depend on Mr. Helfend to provide exceptional representation for them, regardless of their criminal defense needs.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney to defend you, and don’t settle for an attorney who won’t aggressively defend you when your freedom is on the line.
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 drunk driving case.
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