When you are facing a DUI charge, contact a Contra Costa attorney to discuss your case before deciding how to plead or agreeing to a plea deal.
Contra Costa, CA- Roger Clinton, 59, the half-brother of former President Bill Clinton is facing DUI charges after a traffic stop in early June. He hasn’t been charged yet, but reports indicate that they will come as early as next week.
ABC Action News reports that police in Redondo Beach could charge Roger Clinton as early as next week. He is out on bail now, but if charged he will have to serve a minimum of 48 hours behind bars for refusing a chemical test and could face up to six months in jail if he’s convicted of a DUI.
Roger Clinton was arrested on June 5th on the Pacific Coast Highway after police received a call about an erratic driver. The caller kept up with the erratic driver and gave police updates until they could be pulled over.
That driver was Roger Clinton, and according to the Daily Breeze, he failed field sobriety tests. Clinton also refused to submit to chemical tests. He was arrested and released after posting bail.
Police are likely to charge Clinton with driving while impaired, driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, and refusing a chemical test.
His BAC was recorded later, but police did not release the results, though one officer told the Daily Breeze it was well over the legal limit of 0.08.
His June arrest is Roger Clinton’s second DUI charge in California; he was previously arrested in 2001, but that charge is not within California’s ten-year look-back period, so his most recent DUI is not considered a second offense.
According to BBC News, Bill Clinton pardoned his brother for a cocaine charge he received in the 80s, but Roger Clinton won’t be getting any favors from his well-connected family this time.
A conviction for a DUI in California can have several troublesome penalties including jail time, fines and mandatory suspension of your driver’s license. You may also be ordered to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle and be ordered to attend DUI classes.
If you are like many DUI offenders, you may be wondering if it’s worth the cost to hire a DUI lawyer? Before you decide you don’t need legal assistance, USAttorneys suggests you speak with an attorney. Our DUI defense lawyers in Contra Costa, California will explain the consequences you are facing and what defense strategies can help you avoid a DUI conviction. Entering a plea before getting the sound advice of an attorney could be a haunting mistake. A defense attorney that specializes in DUI cases knows how to analyze evidence and can find any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. With their help, you can minimize the consequences of a DUI.