BOBBY BROWN ARRESTED FOR 2ND DUI THIS YEAR!
The entertainment website TMZ.com reports that Bobby Brown was arrested a week before Halloween in L.A. According to their sources, Brown was driving erratically 1AM on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 near Ventura Boulevard and Corbin Avenueon in L.A. After officers smelled alcohol and when Brown declined to submit to field sobriety tests he was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Brown was arrested earlier this year for DUI and sought treatment to substance abuse issues while the charge remains pending. He also has a DUI conviction on his record from 1996.
In South Carolina, a conviction for a 2nd DUI could result in serious consequences. If convicted and you refused or provided a breath or blood sample and the reported result was .09 or less, you face a fine of $2,100 to $5,100 and a jail sentence of a minimum 5 days up to one year in prison. If convicted of a 2nd offense where your blood alcohol concentration was .10 to .15, you face a fine of $2,500 to $5,500 and a jail sentence of 30 days to 2 years. If convicted of a 2nd offense where your blood alcohol concentration was .16 or greater, you face a fine of $3,500 to $6,500 and a jail sentence of 90 days to 3 years. You lose your driver’s license for 1 year, with no driving privilege available during that year. You must complete ADSAP again and obtain SR-22 for 3 more years.
South Carolina courts do not approve of the “It’s My Perogative” defense, despite what Bobby Brown has to say about it. If you find yourself charged with any level of DUI or any criminal offense, contact the law offices of Rodenberg Callihan Davis Lohr & Syracuse so that our North Charleston drunk driving lawyer can begin to help you fight the charges.
Rodney D. Davis