Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested for DUI on February 8, 2016 in Orange County, California. This is the latest in a string of legal trouble for the once UFC fighter. Unfortunately for him, this latest arrest may signal the end of his MMA fighting career and may ultimately prove to be his downfall.
In addition to driving drunk, he has antagonized police with tweets that could seal his fate and cause him to wind up behind bars. If you are like Mr. Miller, and facing a DUI charge, you may have many questions. Here is some information that you should know when you are arrested for a DUI.
You may think that being convicted of a DUI is not a big deal, and it is obvious Jason Miller believes that based on his tweets. However, there are substantial penalties in California for DUIs, including your first one. The penalties for a first DUI conviction may include:
The penalties for additional DUIs increase. Some of the penalties you may face when you are convicted of two or more DUIs include:
In addition to the above penalties, a DUI can greatly impact your life and future. For example, if convicted, Mr. Mayhem will be convicted of misdemeanor DUI. Other countries may refuse to allow him into their country as a criminal, which will put an end to his international fighting career.
If you are convicted of a DUI, you too will be a criminal. You will have to disclose the conviction to potential employers, landlords and when traveling out of the country.
A great DUI attorney can help get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. This can help you to go on about your life in a normal fashion, without facing all of the consequences of a DUI. However, in order to stand a fighting chance, you need to think about your actions.
Admitting to your guilt or taunting the police on social media, like Mr. Miller, will limit what an attorney can do for you. Acting appropriately and immediately contacting an attorney is the best way to handle the situation.
If you have found yourself recently arrested for a DUI charge, and engaged in behavior you are not proud of, contact an Anaheim DUI defense lawyer today. Do not be like Jason Miller and begin posting information about your arrest, charges and guilt or innocence on social media, as this information can be used against you.
A lawyer can help defend you against the charges and possibly get charges reduced, dropped or dismissed. You don’t want your actions to permanently impact your life and destroy your career.
Those who would like to contact the Law Offices of Randy Collins can do so by calling (888) 250-2865. Those arrested for DUI in Southern California will receive a free case evaluation from one of their skilled DUI defense attorneys.