It appears that former NFL running back Corey Dillon has a good California DUI attorney. According to prosecutors, Dillon has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. He was initially charged with two misdemeanor drunk driving charges.
Los Angeles County district attorney’s office spokeswoman Jane Robison says Dillon was sentenced to two years of probation, a 12-hour alcohol program, and ordered to pay a $250 fine. She also indicated that Dillon entered the plea through his attorney with an admission that alcohol was involved.
The former running back was arrested last year in Calabasas on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police, he showed “multiple signs of being under the influence” and admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the evening.
As Corey Dillon’s California DUI case demonstrates, an experienced California DUI defense attorney can often negotiate a “plea bargain” with prosecutors that results in reduced charges. A reckless driving conviction offers many benefits over a California DUI conviction-it does not trigger a mandatory license suspension, it results in lesser fines, and it requires shorter probation periods.
If you find yourself arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in California, it is imperative to consult with an experienced California DUI defense attorney as soon as possible to find out how we can help you.