Dina Lohan, the mother of actress and tabloid-fodder Lindsay Lohan, pleaded guilty to an aggravated DUI charge in New York. As punishment, the 51-year-old will have to provide 100 hours of community service before June 3rd, reports the Los Angeles Times.
As part of the plea agreement, after June 3 Lohan will face a one-year license suspension and will be required to install an ignition interlock device into her car. In addition, she will be required to attend alcohol-education classes and pay a $3,100 fine. If she fails to meet the terms of the plea agreement in the next year, it's possible that Lohan could face criminal penalties including jail time.
Dina Lohan was arrested last year when she was caught driving 77 mph in a 55-mph zone in Long Island, N.Y. Authorities say that Lohan registered a 0.20 percent blood alcohol level on a breath test. Similar to Washington State, the legal limit to drink and drive in New York is 0.08 percent. Because of her high blood alcohol level, Lohan was charged with an aggravated DUI in New York.
DUI Plea Deals
If you have been charged with drunk driving in the Seattle area, you may want to consider a plea deal too. Oftentimes, you may be able to plead down to a lesser offense and avoid a DUI conviction on your record. In other case, you may be able to enter a plea agreement where you avoid incarceration and instead face less severe punishments. However, before entering a plea deal, you will want to consult with a Seattle DUI attorney as there may be drawbacks.
To learn more about plea deals and your DUI charge in the Seattle area, you should talk to an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense. Contact us at 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.