Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against an Irvine man who they say covered up for a friend in the crucial moments after a deadly California DUI accident, the OC Register reports.
Jaime Servin, 38, was charged this week with a felony count of being an accessory after the fact and a misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing a peace officer. Because he has a prior strike conviction on his record for a 1992 robbery, he could face up to six years in state prison if convicted on the charges filed this week.
Servin has not entered a plea and could not be reached for comment. He turned himself in to the La Palma Police Department late Thursday and was released on $100,000 bail.
Although it may be tempting for a sober passenger to cover up for a friend who may have been driving under the influence, this is never a good idea, and it usually ends up in serious penalties for both parties.
If you are charged with California DUI, it is imperative to consult with an experienced California DUI defense attorney who can help you determine your legal options.