Second DUI for Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown is facing prosecution for a second DUI in Los Angeles. According to media reports, Mr. Brown is on $25000 bail following a recent DUI arrest in Tarzana. He is currently on probation for a DUI following his arrest in the San Fernando valley earlier this year. He refused to submit to a chemical test which can result in a longer license suspension and additional jail time if convicted of DUI. To make matters worse, he was also reportedly driving without a DMV mandated ignition interlock device in his vehicle. A DUI conviction in Los Angeles leads to a DMV requirement that the defendant install in his or her vehicle an ignition interlock device. This requires the driver to blow into it with alcohol free breath before the car will start.
A second DUI in California caries a minimum of 96 hours in county jail and a maximum of one year in county jail. A refusal enhancement requires an additional two days in jail. A probation violation for a first offense carries a minimum penalty of no jail time, but a maximum of six months. This means that Bobby Brown is facing a maximum of eighteen months county jail.