Posts tagged DUI jail time

Farrah Abraham’s DUI Defense Attorney Keeps Her Out of the Pokey

Remember “Teen Mom” reality star, Farrah Abraham denying she was DUI (driving under the influence) back in March when she was out partying with her sisters for St. Patty’s Day.  And just days after the DUI arrest, Farrah released statements in her defense that she was sick and not drunk, “Because I’m sick, I could not give an accurate breathalyzer test.”

Apparently, Farrah’s DUI defense attorney did not want to use “Because I’m sick..” as the primary defense theory of the case.  Instead, her criminal lawyer is having her plead guilty to the DUI charge on June 20th.

If the judge agrees with the recommendations made by her defense attorney and the prosecutors, Farrah will avoid jail time completely.  Farrah will be placed on probation, have her driving privileges revoked, and pay $5oo.00 in fines.  Another benefit with pleading guilty to the DUI charge, Farrah’s additional criminal charge of disorderly conduct will be dismissed.

For more info. on Ms. Abraham’s DUI arrest, go to my previous blog Farrah Abraham “Teen Mom” Reality Star, Charged with DUI for Being Sick?  

 

Written by S.O

 

Bobby Brown is Sentenced to 55 Days in Jail for DUI #2.

Follow up report.  Bobby Brown is going to spend some time in the slammer for his latest charge of DUI that occurred in October 2012 (check out my blog “Snaps!  Bobby Brown’s 2nd DUI This Year” for the DUI arrest details).

Earlier today, retired singing sensation Bobby Brown, pled no contest to the DUI and driving on a license suspended charges.  The judge sentenced him to 55 days in jail, 4 years of probation, and completion of an 18 month DUI and alcohol treatment program.   Brown was also ordered to attend 3 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting per week until he starts his jail time, which must begin by March 20th.

This is Bobby Brown’s third DUI in his lifetime.  The first DUI occurred in 1996, followed by his second and third DUI in 2012.

Here in Washington State, if a person is guilty of a second DUI within seven years, they would be facing a jail sentence ranging from a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 364 days behind bars.   They would also need to invest in a good pair of sneakers or a bus pass because they would lose their driver’s license for a minimum of 2 years and up to a max of 2 1/2 years.  Lets not forget fines ranging from $1196.00 to $5000.00 and electric home monitoring post jail time for at least 60 days.

 

Written by S.O

Mark Ditka’s Second DUI

Just reported on ABC Action News, Mark Ditka, son of the former Chicago Bears Football Coach Mike Ditka, has been charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance.  Mark, 49 years old, was pulled over by police early Sunday morning just blocks away from his residential house in Deerfield, Illinois.  CBS Chicago reported police arrested Mark and cited him for not only DUI and possession of a controlled substance (an unmarked bottle of hydrocodone pills found in the car), but also for operating an uninsured vehicle, driving on a suspended license, and illegal lane change.  A buffet of legal charges.  OUCH, not a good way to start a Sunday morning!   This was Mark’s second DUI in 2012.  His first DUI occurred in May of 2012.  If Mark was in Washington State and charged with a second DUI  he would be facing a minimum of 45 days in jail, 90 days house arrest, and loosing his drivers license for 3 long years.

 

Written by S.O

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