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An article on Wehoville.com states that drivers who are accused of operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs cause collisions once a week on average in West Hollywood. This is according to a new report by WeHo by the Numbers based on numbers from the California Highway Patrol and other agencies. The report states there is a big difference between West Hollywood and neighboring cities such as Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, Los Angeles and Santa Monica when it comes to DUI collisions.
What the report found is that DUI collisions seem to be twice as common in West Hollywood compared to nearby cities: 31 DUI crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in West Hollywood versus 15 in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Burbank respectively; 10 in Culver City and six in Beverly Hills. The report also qualified those numbers with the observation that DUI crashes actually make up a smaller share of total collisions in the city compared to neighboring areas. So the DUI collision rate may be higher in West Hollywood in part because the overall collision rate is higher.
If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of a DUI, you should certainly fight the charges instead of pleading no contest. This is because there are a number of factors including medical conditions and equipment malfunctions that can mess up a DUI investigation by generating falsely high readings. DUI blood testing is also prone to error. As California DUI defense attorneys, we have found so many times that when we test clients’ blood samples at independent labs, we get different results.
Sometimes, we also discover that the original sample was contaminated, negating the evidence altogether. Moreover, police officers and agencies don’t follow proper procedures and protocols while conducting DUI investigations leaving significant room for error. So, our advice would be to defend the charges because the consequences of a DUI conviction could be devastating. The stakes are too high for you to not try.
If you are convicted of a DUI in California, you are looking at many years of facing the consequences, even if it’s a first-time DUI. Here are just some of the consequences you may be looking at after a drunk driving conviction in California:
If you or a loved one has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, it is crucial that you speak with one of our experienced Southern California DUI defense lawyers who can take apart the prosecution’s case and successfully defend the charges you are facing. We can also help you minimize the consequences and accomplish the best possible outcome.
We have significant experience fighting for the rights of our clients and have successfully defended hundreds of clients who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Call the Law Offices of Randy Collins today for a no-cost consultation and case evaluation.