Last September, Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina was arrested in Long Island for speeding and driving while intoxicated. Lohan, who is 51, was said to have been celebrating her birthday and claimed she was running from paparazzi when the unfortunate incident occurred.
According to US Magazine, Lohan was not ordered to serve jail time when she was sentenced on Tuesday, June 3; however, she was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service and pay $3,000 in fines. Her driver’s license was also suspended. News reports indicate that Lohan’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .20%, more than twice New York’s legal limit of .08%.
Dina Lohan pleaded guilty in May, and escaped the jail/probation time traditionally dispensed in the District Court of Nassau County, according to her attorney Mark Jay Heller. Heller said that a screening evaluation concluded that Lohan has no substance or alcohol abuse issues, and that she escaped jail time and the traditional three years probation because of her prior arrest history, which is clean.
While Lohan escaped incarceration and probation, Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys know the issues faced when an individual’s driver’s license is suspended. In Michigan, a first DUI will result in 30 days of suspension, followed by 150 days of restricted driving. Individuals whose licenses have been suspended may not drive for any reason. During the restricted driving period, most are allowed to drive only to and from specific destinations, such as work or school. Some may be limited to driving at a specific time of the day or night.
Multiple DUI convictions can result in a lengthier suspension period or even permanent revocation of a person’s driver’s license. When a person’s license is revoked, there is no guarantee it will be restored at the end of the revocation period. Ultimately, regaining the privilege to drive when and where you want to may prove to be extremely difficult.
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked due to DUI, reckless driving, a drug conviction, or for other reasons, consult with a highly experienced and aggressive Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer at once.