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LOS ANGELES, CA – The youngest of the Taylor clan on the popular ‘90s sitcom “Home Improvement” is all grown up. So grown up in fact, that he managed to get himself arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles on Feb. 1.
Taran Noah Smith is anything but the sweet child star he used to be. The now 27-year-old was arrested on Feb. 1 around 1 a.m. in Los Angeles for driving under the influence and possession of drugs.
Authorities noticed Smith’s 1998 silver Honda Accord parked at an angle in front of a fire hydrant, still running, on the night of the arrest and thought it looked suspicious. When the officers approached the vehicle to investigate, they noticed Smith inside the car by himself. Police believed they smelled marijuana in the car and searched the vehicle. They then discovered a stash of hash, a type of marijuana.
Smith was then taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of marijuana and possession of marijuana. He was taken to Glendale jail on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court March 1.
A DUI is a very serious crime and no matter who you are, you are liable to incur serious punishments. DUI arrests can either be for driving under the influence of alcohol or, in Smith’s case, drugs. No matter what the incident, you can be certain that you will suffer severe penalties if you are convicted for DUI. Penalties can range from having to pay expensive fines, to losing your license, to even going to jail.
However, there is a way for you to beat your DUI charges. If you have been arrested for intoxicated driving, contact a top DUI lawyer immediately for help. DUI lawyers will fight for your rights and ensure that your charges are either significantly reduced or wiped out altogether.
DUI lawyers investigate the incident and ensure that your case is dismissed if they find evidence that you were unjustly charged. You can rest easy knowing that when you have an elite paralegal representing you, your case will end with the best possible outcome.
Rodney King was charged with a DUI stemming from a July arrest. King became a household name after a video of him being brutally beaten by Los Angeles police surfaced. A widely publicized trial ensued, and when the officers were exonerated the LA riots followed.
King was travelling through Moreno Valley on July 12, when a police officer observed him committing “several traffic” violations. After questioning, the officer noticed King exhibiting signs of intoxication. King was asked to submit to field sobriety tests; he wasn’t cooperative with police at the time and was arrested.
King was taken to Moreno Valley Police Department for a test to determine what substance caused his intoxication. After his release, King told CNN that he was under the influence of medical marijuana but had not been drinking. A Riverside County DUI attorney can represent people arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana as well as alcohol.
Riverside County Sheriff spokeswoman, Courtney Donowho said, “His alcohol content exceeded the legal limit and he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.” King, who has a previous DUI charge from 2004, faces up to a year in jail.
Multiple DUI offenders need a highly-skilled DUI attorney to defend the in court. Judges can treat intoxicated drivers very harshly.
The sentences for more than DUI often lead to time in jail and a loss of a driver’s license. To help reduce these penalties, offenders are encouraged to retain an accomplished DUI lawyer.
Actor Kiowa Gordon, member of the wolf pack in Twilight: New Moon was arrested in Tempe, Arizona early Monday morning, for failing to appear in court on a previous drugged driving charge.
Kiowa, 21, was taken into custody in when a routine registration check revealed he had two misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest. A DUI lawyer can confirm that if you miss a court date the law will eventually catch up with you and make matters worse.
The warrants stemmed from a September 2010 arrest where he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
Kiowa, who plays Embry Call, was observed drifting into a bicycle lane in by a Mesa, Arizona by a police officer, and was pulled over. The officer suspected he was high on marijuana and found a glass pipe in his possession after conducting a search of his vehicle. A drug recognition expert deduced he was incapable to drive and put him under arrest. He was also in possession of alcohol; he was under age at the time.
Whether a person is arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana or alcohol they will need the skills of a DUI attorney.
Any prescription or illicit drug can impair a person’s ability to drive. When you are behind the wheel you are in control of thousands of pounds of metal that can cause severe damage to a person or property. To assure the safety of the public the police aggressively pursue impaired drivers. The penalties are tough, and only a DUI lawyer has the experience to defend you in court.