Friday, August 24, 2007

Recent California DUI Lawyers' Celebrity drunk driving news

California drunk driving defense attorney Hollywood update:

California DUI stars Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie have resurrected the initial Paris Hilton question of whether fame provides a soft landing for Hollywood California stars.

On the same day, Lohan got a 1 day jail sentence for California drunk driving and being under the influence of cocaine, Richie served the better part of a 4 day jail sentence for California DUI in 82 minutes - but she reportedly never saw the inside of a jail cell.

Were the slim California DUI punishments the benefit of fame? The answer is yes and no. Their sentences were consistent with others that occur outside the spotlight, according to California DUI attorney experts.

California drunk driving defense lawyers helped them evade any stronger punishment.

The cost was high in negative California DUI lawyer headlines, California DUI defense attorney bills and possible career consequences.

Yet another member of the young Hollywood set has been busted for a California DUI after driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early morning hours.

Austin Nichols, the TV actor whose best known credit may be as Jake Gyllenhaal's favored workout buddy, was busted on suspicion of drunk driving in Jackson, Michigan.

The John from Cincinnati star was given a DUI Breathalyzer test.

Nichols' blood-alcohol level allegedly measured in at 0.10 percent, barely above the 0.08 percent legal limit. Should the onetime Deadwood actor be convicted of the DUI misdemeanor charge, he would not only join a growing number of celebrities who received a DUI but would face up to 93 days in jail, a $500 fine and plenty of community service.

In addition to the late series, Nichols has also appeared in the film Wimbledon opposite Kirsten Dunst and starred alongside Gyllenhaal in The Day After Tomorrow.