R&B singer Miguel was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence in Los Angeles. ABC News reports that the star was pulled over for speeding and for having tinted windows that were darker than the laws allows. At around 2:15 am Thursday morning, an L.A. police officer stopped Miguel's vehicle and noticed signs of intoxication. The officer gave him a breathalyzer test and Miguel's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .10%. The legal limit for BAC in California is .08%. He was released on bail a few hours later and will appear back in court in a few weeks. If you find yourself in a similar situation, contact a lawyer right away.
Even assuming that he has no prior convictions, he may still face jail time, steep fees, community service, probation, license suspension and more. Even celebrities can be sentenced to harsh penalties if they are convicted of DUI. As you can see, anyone can be arrested for DUI, even superstars. The important thing is to seek legal assistance as soon as you can. An experienced attorney can make a big difference in your case. The right DUI attorney will work to challenge the evidence against you and help you beat the charges.
Just because you are arrested for DUI does not automatically mean that you are guilty. A lawyer from Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP can help you stand up for your rights. There are many defenses that can be used fight DUI charges. In Miguel's case, for example, a lawyer could argue that he was not actually speeding or breaking a law and the police only stopped his vehicle because of the late hour he was on the road. The validity of the breathalyzer machine can also be questioned because he was only .03% over the legal limit and if the machine was slightly inaccurate or not calibrated correctly, the results could be flawed.