Actor Marion “Pooch” Hall was arrested and charged with felony and misdemeanor counts for driving under the influence (DUI) with his 2-year-old son in his lap while behind the wheel. He was charged with one felony count of child abuse as well as two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and driving with a 0.08% blood-alcohol content. According to the police report, Hall was arrested around 7:30 p.m. on October 3. Witnesses reported seeing Hall’s Chrysler 300 sedan weaving in and out of traffic with the child on his lap.
One witness told police that he saw the child’s hands on the steering wheel, and Hall ultimately crashed his sedan into a parked vehicle. He was detained at the scene under suspicion of DUI. The report claims that Hall displayed signs of intoxication and was unable to perform standard sobriety tests. No one was injured in the accident, and the 2-year-old was released to his mother. Hall was arrested and released on $100,000 bond.
California DUI Charges
California law has taken a stricter stance on driving under the influence, with charges that can range from misdemeanors to felony offenses. You can be charged with DUI if police suspect that you have a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher or for any traceable amount if you are under the age of 21 years old. California DUI charges come with penalties that include the suspension of your driver’s license, fines, alcohol classes, court probation, and potential jail time. It is incredibly important that you hire an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been charged with this offense.
Contact a Los Angeles DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with driving under the influence in the Los Angeles area having an experienced lawyer by your side can mean the difference between the dismissal of charges or jail time. Call or contact us today at the Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler to schedule a consultation of your case.