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Bobby Brown Serves Just 9 Hours of 55-Day Sentence

Last October, Police arrested Bobby Brown, singer and ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, in Los Angeles on a third DUI charge after Police witnessed him driving erratically on a suspended driver’s license.  As punishment, Mr. Brown was recently sentenced to 55 days in prison but was released after spending only nine hours in jail. Mr. Brown’s attorney said, “Mr. Brown has accepted responsibility for what occurred last October 2012. Mr. Brown is pleased that the matter has been resolved and to be home with his wife and young son.”

Mr. Brown is currently serving four years of probation and attending a mandatory 18-month alcohol education program. Mr. Brown was arrested only seven months prior to this incident for similar charges.

In Arizona, whether your third DUI is charged as a misdemeanor or felony DUI will depend on the specific facts of your case.

For instance, if your third DUI occurred more than 84 months after your second DUI, your driver’s license was not suspended or restricted, you did not have anyone under the age of 15 in your vehicle at the time of DUI, and you did not have an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, you will be charged with a misdemeanor DUI.

If, on the other hand, you were charged with a third DUI within 84 months of your previous DUI, your license was not in good standing at the time of arrest, you had a person under the age of 15 in your vehicle, or you were driving in violation of a court restriction, you may be charged with felony DUI.

Depending on whether you are charged with a felony DUI or misdemeanor DUI, you may receive penalties such as imprisonment for up to 2.5 years, fines, driver’s license revocation, community service, community restitution or mandatory traffic school attendance.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence Arizona, contact a DUI attorney Arizona at the DUI Phoenix firm Oracle Law Group Office P.C.