Today we have another case where getting drunk behind the wheel lead to a murder conviction, this time in Rosemead.
In November of 2014, a man tried to enter the 10 freeway at the Rosemead Boulevard exit. He struck a car and killed the driver inside before rolling down an embankment. Rather than stay at the scene, he fled the area. He was arrested the next day.
Now that man has been sentenced to twenty years to life in prison for second-degree murder and a huge range of other charges including DUI.
As soon as you get in an accident, you expose yourself to a lot of legal trouble. But there are things you can do to minimize the damage. First and foremost, never leave the scene of an accident! This is one of the worst things you can do after an accident, especially one with injuries or death.
Call for help, even if you believe you might be charged with a DUI. Showing that you had the presence of mind to call for help and render aid can also help your case. Plus, it’s just the right thing to do. If someone is injured or dying in the other vehicle they need treatment.
Fighting the cops is never a smart move. The place to fight is in the courtroom with a skilled attorney at your side. If you are polite and cooperative, chances are they will be as well. The actions you perform during the traffic stop have big consequences in the courtroom.
If you do get arrested for DUI, you should call a DUI lawyer at first opportunity. Preferably as soon as possible. The sooner they can get started on your case, the better your chances. If you live in the Los Angeles County area, call our legal team today for a free consultation if you get arrested for DUI.