The Celebrity DUI / DWI Round Up is a monthly recap of celebrities who’ve recently been arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Although it is illegal to be drunk while driving, it is not necessarily illegal to consume alcohol and then drive.
However, many people (including celebrities) decide to plead guilty after being arrested for DUI or DWI without considering the possibility that mistakes made during the arrest, if challenged in court, could result in dismissal of the charges or a reduction in the loss of driving privileges.
People often plead guilty without even considering defending the case, assuming that there is no defense to the DWI charge, because they do not know that other options exist or they do not fully understand their legal rights.
Regardless of the situation, it is always best to consult a legal professional who specializes in DUI / DWI law, to go over all of your options after being arrested for suspicion of DUI / DWI.
At Levow DWI Law, we have helped many celebrities and others to successfully fight the charges against them after a DWI arrest. We have also been very successful in keeping celebrities' names from being publicized.
Whether you are someone famous or not, you should consult with a qualified DWI lawyer before deciding to just plead guilty. Have someone well-versed in DWI law review your defenses and explain the many variables of a DWI charge. Pleading guilty without understanding the scope of the affects of a conviction is unwise.
Heir of the Davis oil fortune and famous Hollywood partier, Brandon Davis, was arrested on DUI charges after crashing his car in the outskirts of Los Angeles in early October.
According to reports, Davis was driving his Mercedes-Benz S550 on October 2nd, in Benedict Canyon near Beverly Hills, when he crashed around 2:00am.
Davis had dined out in Los Angeles with ex-NHL player Mike Comrie and was also seen at a nightclub in the hours leading up to the accident.
Medics arrived at the scene of the accident and took Davis to the hospital where he was arrested for DUI.
Khloe Kardashian's best friend Malika Haqq was recently arrested for DUI in Los Angeles after being involved in a car accident.
Haqq, who has appeared in Keeping Up With The Kardashians and is starring in the new American TV series Dash Dolls, crashed her car on an LA freeway at around 3:00am the morning of October 1st.
According to reports, police officers at the scene of the accident administered a field sobriety test, which Malika Haqq failed.
It was also reported that Haqq was attending a birthday party earlier in the night before she was arrested.
Former Playboy Playmate, Kristina Shannon, was arrested for DUI in October after crashing her car in Beverly Hills.
According to reports, Kristina was driving with her twin sister Karissa when she lost control of their Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and crashed the vehicle.
The Shannon sisters were taken to a nearby hospital where Kristina was cited for DUI.
John Stamos was recently charged with DUI in the Los Angeles County District Court for an arrest that occurred back in June.
Stamos was arrested on June 12th in Beverly Hills after being pulled over for erratic driving.