Actor Shia LaBeouf has much to crow about these days. His latest movie, Transformers 2, performed surprisingly well at the box office, notwithstanding its mixed critical reception. That said, the 23 year-old has some serious transportation problems stemming from his arrest last year for driving under the influence in Los Angeles. As recent paparazzi photos of LaBeouf strolling outside his gym attest, the actor cannot legally drive due to a court-enforced probation.
Nearly a year ago to date, LaBeouf got arrested for Southern California DUI after he turned his Ford pickup truck into oncoming traffic and struck another car. LaBeouf’s truck flipped over twice, and both his female passenger and the woman he hit sustained minor injuries. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in the crash. LaBeouf managed to get off with only a misdemeanor charge – a lucky break.
After all, as an experienced Southern California DUI defense attorney might explain, according to California Vehicle Codes § 23152 (a) and 23153 (b), individuals who injure others while driving with a BAC of 0.08% or above can be charged with a felony. In fact, had any of LaBeouf’s victims suffered “great bodily injury,” the actor could have faced three years in prison or more depending on the severity of the injury.
To cultivate your best defense against a Southern California DUI with injury charge, connect today with Attorney Michael Kraut. After spending more than 14 years as a highly acclaimed and aggressive Deputy District Attorney for the county of Los Angeles, Attorney Kraut has opened his own criminal defense firm, the Kraut Law Group. He now leverages his deep and thorough knowledge of how the prosecution typically operates to help defendants fight for their rights.
If you have been arrested for 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.