Richard Robinson was arrested last week for suspicion of driving under the influence when he crashed his BMW. Robinson was a Democrat Assemblyman for the Garden Grove area between the years of 1975-1986, and then spent years after that working as a lobbyist. Those who were on the scene were immediate aware that he had some form of involvement with the government due to his unique license plate tags. While those tend to give preferential treatment when parking at a nice restaurant, they don’t tend to help anyone when it involves an arrest.
The CHP officer on duty states that the suspect made an illegal turn nu a highway ramp going well over the speed limit. He was then hit by an oncoming pickup truck sending him directly into a traffic light pole, thankfully causing no injuries to himself or to anyone else. He was then arrested on suspicion of a DUI, and was taken to jail where he spent one night. Thursday morning they released him with a citation, and his arraignment hearing will be at the end of October. The DMV reports that this man has no marks on his driving record, which will be highly in his favor when going before the court.
For those who are involved in a DUI case and they have no priors on their record, there is a better chance at being able to fight the charges. The overall penalties are going to be much less severe in the event that a person is convicted of a misdemeanor DUI first offense as opposed to a felony DUI or multiple charges. If you or someone you know has been accused of driving under the influence, take action immediately and fight your charges! Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today for more information regarding your situation, but don’t wait too long, time is of the essence when challenging a DUI!