Vincent Neil, the lead singer for heavy metal band Motley Crue, was arrested in Las Vegas on June 27, 2010 on a drunk driving charge. The arrest took place near the Las Vegas Strip after Mr. Neil had left the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and began driving in his Lamborghini. He spent the night in jail and was released on June 28th are posting bail. This is the second DWI arrest for the singer. Previously, he was arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges. The circumstances of Neil’s arrest were not released by the local police or prosecutor’s office.
In New York, if Mr. Neil were charged with a second DWI within 10 years, he would be facing felony charges, with the possibility of jail time, a certainty of being sentenced to 5 years probation, the requirement to install an ignition interlock system, a minimum of a one year license revocation, and substantial fines, surcharges and Court costs.
Mr. Neil is due back in Las Vegas Justice Court on September 27, 2010. This is another significant distinction with New York Courts, in which there would be no possibility of a almost three month adjournment of the DWI case. In New York Courts, under the doctrine of “suspension pending prosecution”, those charged with DWI are required to appear at an immediate arraignment and turn in their driver’s licenses “pending” the prosecution of their cases.
Contact the Westchester County DWI Lawyers at The Law Office Of Mark A. Siesel in White Plains, New York to discuss your legal rights if you or a loved one is charged with a New York drunk driving offense. The consequences of a DWI conviction are becoming increasingly severe and require an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney to fight the charges against you. Call toll free at (914) 428-7386 for a free consultation to discuss your case in detail.