Khloe Kardashian recently posted her DUI mugshot on Instagram along wither her boyfriend's DUI mugshot captioning it "partners in crime." This followed another incident where actor Jason Priestly high-fived talk show host Chelsea Handler over their respective DUIs, reports Fox News. These high-profile incidents make one wonder whether such casual treatment of DUIs by celebrities, and their apparent celebration of a DUI arrest as some sort of badge of honor, is in fact glorifying DUIs for the not so rich and famous.
Individuals who are arrested for a DUI for the first time are usually surprised to learn that drunk driving is a crime that carries very serious penalties. Unlike celebrities who seemingly fly above their legal woes and come out more glamorous after an arrest, the average person usually has to deal with months of legal battles, expensive fees and costs, and possibly jail time. In fact, someone arrested for a single DUI could face all of the following penalties: mandatory minimum jail time, monetary fines, requirement to install an ignition interlock device, and other penalties. Individuals who hold certain jobs may also get fired and lose their livelihoods. For example, there have been several recent stories in the news of police officers losing their jobs following a DUI arrest.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
A DUI arrest bears little resemblance to what you read in the tabloids and see on late night talk shows. It is not a laughing matter and prosecutors will not simply brush the charges away. Instead, you could face hard time and very expensive fines and fees.
To learn about your DUI charge and how to defend yourself, you will want to work with an experienced attorney. Contact the attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000 and learn how we can help you.