Last March, days after the coroner revealed the cause of death for his ex-wife Whitney Houston (accidental drowning and cocaine use), Bobby Brown was arrested for a DUI. Now, per the Los Angeles Times, the R&B singer must check himself into rehab for a minimum stay of 90 days as part of his plea agreement.
Bobby Brown’s spokesman, Christopher Brown, told CNN: “Mr. Brown takes his agreement very seriously and admitted himself three weeks after concluding his honeymoon in Mexico during a break from the New Edition tour,”.
Once out of rehab, Bobby Brown will have three years of probation as well as fines and a time served jail sentence (one day). Mr. Brown was charged with Driving Under the Influence on March 26 after being pulled over for talking on his cell phone and then failing a field sobriety test.
As St. Petersburg DUI attorneys, we have run into a similar problem as Bobby Brown’s criminal defense lawyer did. In Florida, there is MANDATORY jail for many DUIs! For instance, if you receive a 2nd DUI within five years of a first conviction, you are facing a mandatory minimum of 10 days in a county jail. If it is your third conviction in 10 years, you are looking at 30 days minimum. At Blake & Dorsten, P.A. we have found numerous rehab and DUI programs throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties where the judges substitute said programs in lieu of jail! This had made an untold number of clients happy. They avoid jail while getting treatment for themselves. If you or a loved one has any questions about treatment programs or rehab in this area contact our firm today for a free consultation.
The law offices of Blake & Dorsten, P.A. handle all types of Driving under the influence charges including DUI, BUI, DUI manslaughter, DUI homicide and DUI with serious bodily injury! Call our office at 727.286.6141 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation. We handle cases in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Hyde Park, Tampa and the surrounding cities.