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Dina Lohan pleads guilty to drunk driving, speeding

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2014 | Firm News |

There is a reality that no matter what you may have to plead to a DUI.  I can only imagine Lohan hearing about one of the best attorneys in New York.  She goes in and he talks about his successes (which there in fact may be).   The reality is she was impaired and law enforcement did the proper procedures and protocols, what your argument comes down to is theories.  In this case there appears to potentially be a necessity defense…a weak argument…but an argument.

The attorney takes the story to the prosecution.  The strength of the story creates negotiating power to obtain a more favorable resolution for your client.

Defense work is such a mixture of aggressive attack and damage control at the same time.    Below is more on the story on Lohan.

Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated drunk driving and speeding Tuesday, earning herself 100 hours of community service before her sentencing hearing comes up in early June.

“I’ll never be back here again. You can quote me,” the 51-year-old told Newsday on her way out of court and into a silver Rolls-Royce.

It was all part of a deal that come June 3 will see Lohan’s license revoked for a year and an ignition interlock device installed in her car. The judge also said he would sentence her to alcohol-education classes, and she’ll be paying $3,100 in fines.

She’ll have to play by the rules for a year, the judge said, as a condition of her discharge.

Lohan, mother to is-she-still-sober actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last September in Long Island, N.Y., going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police. Dina reportedly blew 0.20% on a blood-alcohol breath test, notching more than twice New York’s legal limit of 0.08%.

The aggravated DWI charge, as opposed to simple DUI, considers her high level of intoxication.

The elder Lohan “has been a ‘parent trapped’ with the entire world watching her in a fishbowl with murky water due to no fault of her own,” her lawyer, Mark Heller, said in a statement at the time of the arrest. In October, Heller blamed his client’s drinking on paparazzi-related stress.

The full article can be found here.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected].

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