Heather Locklear had her DUI case dismissed after her Southern California DUI attorney was able to have the case reduced to reckless driving. Because her case was reduced from a DUI pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) and 23152(b), to a simple reckless driving, Ms. Locklear will not have to pay the more serious fines and court costs associated with the DUI charge. Instead, she will have to merely pay $700 in fines for the misdemeanor crime. She was also ordered to take a 12-hour drug education course.
Locklear was arrested last September for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. She was observed by a private citizen driving in an awkward manner. The woman called the police and the Melrose place actress was arrested for DUI.
Most people do not know that it is a crime in Los Angeles and throughout California to drive under the influence of any drug. The crime is driving under the influence of a drug, it does not matter whether the drug is an illegal narcotic, medical marijuana or a valid prescription drug.
When a person is arrested for a DUI because of having an blood alcohol content over .08 then the DMV will automatically suspend your driver’s license. However, if you are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs then the DMV will not automatically suspend your driver’s license. They will wait until the court proceedings are completed. If you are convicted of a DUI drug crime, then the DMV will take action against your license.
If you have been arrested with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and charged with a DUI in Los Angeles or you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.