Co-Star of “That’s So Raven” Arrested for Second DUI
Troubled former child star Orlando Brown has been arrested on DUI charges again.
The 25-year-old actor became famous for his role Eddie Thomas on “That’s So Raven,” a hit Disney Channel show that ran from 2003 to 2007. Reportedly, the former child star is being held because of a $26,000 arrest warrant for a previous DUI.
Late on Sunday, April 7th, Brown was pulled over on suspicion of a DUI on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood. However, he was arrested because of the warrant for his first DUI, which includes a failed court appearance.
Brown’s first DUI charge came in August 2011, when he was pulled over because he did not have a license plate. Reportedly, his pregnant girlfriend was in the car at the time. Police smelled alcohol, so they issued a field sobriety test which Brown failed. He posted $15,000 bail and went home.
In court, Brown struck a plea deal with prosecutors – instead of going to jail, he would complete an alcohol education program. However, the actor failed to pay $1,908 in court fees and fines, and never enrolled in the class. He was re-arrested in June 2012 because he had not complied with the plea bargain, and a month later, because he was a no-show for his third court appearance, a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.
Brown has other substance abuse problems on his record, as well. In 2007, he was arrested for drug possession in Texas. Cops pulled him over because Brown was driving without his headlights on, and when they searched his car, they found 9 grams of marijuana in the driver’s side door.
South Carolina DUI Penalties by Offense
If you are over 21 and you are convicted of DUI, your blood alcohol level (BAC) will be used to dictate the severity of your sentence for each type of offense (first DUI offense, second DUI offense, etc.). Keep in mind that the fines set forth below will more than double when you add in court costs and fees.
If this is your first offense, your jail sentence can range between 48 hours to 90 days, fines between $400 and $1,000, and possibly community service, depending entirely on how high your blood alcohol level is.
Your second offense is more serious. You could face jail time from one year (with a five day minimum and community service after that), to three years, and fines ranging from $2,100 to $6,500. You might be required to enroll in an alcohol education program called ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program).
Third-time DUI offenders face between three and five years in prison, with fines ranging from $3,800 to $10,000. You could be required to enroll in ADSAP, and you could lose your license for up to four years.
If you are a fourth-time DUI offender, you face felony DUI penalties, which are much more strict and serious.
If You Face DUI Charges in South Carolina, Strom Law, LLC Can Help
South Carolina has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. Do not let charges or a conviction prevent you from seeking job or educational opportunities. You still have rights, even if you face a court date. The Strom Law Firm can help with DUI charges in South Carolina. We offer free, confidential consultations, so the facts of your case can be discussed with impunity. Do not hesitate to contact us. 803.252.4800.