Like many people facing a DUI conviction, Hollywood actress Jaime Pressly is concerned about her image following her recent California DUI arrest. Her lawyer, Rich Hutton, has revealed to People.com that the actress feels that the DUI charge does “not represent” who she is.
Her attorney further stated, “She’s concerned about how the arrest will affect her image because she feels this situation is unjustified.”
The actress has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from her January 5 arrest in Santa Monica after a failed field sobriety test. Pressly reportedly had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.22 percent, significantly more than legal limit of 0.08 percent. Prosecutors have charged the actress with driving under the influence as a misdemeanor offense.
The star is also dealing with her divorce from Simran Singh, but Hutton says she’s maintaining a positive attitude.
Hutton added: “She’s a wonderful woman. She’s doing great. She takes this DUI case very seriously. She’s upset, but overall—aside from this—she’s doing very well.”
Being arrested for a California DUI can be a traumatic experience. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in California, contact our California DUI attorneys today.