How Mayhem Miller’s Irvine DUI Arrest May Be His Down Fall

 

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.

DUI Penalties

cost-of-a-dui-in-irvine-california-300x354You 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:

  • $390 to $1000 fine
  • $1000 to $2600 in penalty assessments
  • 2 days to six month jail sentence
  • The loss of your driver’s license for 30 days to six months
  • Completing an alcohol treatment program at your expense
  • Having your vehicle impounded for up to 30 days
  • The requirement to install an Interlock device in your car before being allowed to drive it again
  • Three to five years on probation

The penalties for additional DUIs increase. Some of the penalties you may face when you are convicted of two or more DUIs include:

  • $390 to $5000 fine
  • $2000 to $13,000 in penalty assessments
  • Jail terms that increase based on the number of DUIs you have, up to a maximum of 16 months in state prison for 4 or more DUIs
  • Driver’s license suspended for two to four years
  • The requirement to install an Interlock device in your car before being allowed to drive it again
  • Completing an alcohol treatment and recovery program at your expense
  • Impounding the vehicle at your expense for up to 30 days
  • Three to six years of probation

How a DUI Can Impact You in the Future

banned-from-fighting-in-country-due-to-duiIn 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.

How a Defense Attorney Can Help

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.

Conclusion

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.