December 30, 2011 – Dennis Malavasi of Huntington Beach, convicted of driving under the influence 13 times, found himself behind bars again this week when he skipped out of his Court ordered treatment program. Malavasi was arrested on warrants issued after he checked himself out of the treatment program.
Malavasi’s, son of post Los Angeles Rams coach Ray Malavasi, drunk driving record begins all the way back in 1976. His 13th conviction was this past year when authorities found him slumped over in his idling pickup truck with a half-empty bottle of malt liquor by his side. This offense was just shy of ten years from his last DUI conviction. California law allows a prior DUI conviction to be alleged if the prior conviction occurred within ten years of the new offense date; thus, this last offense was sentenced as 2nd offense DUI.
A DUI conviction brings serious consequences which can include jail time, fines, mandatory enrollment in an alcohol program, work release, house arrest, and installation of an ignition interlock device. If you have been arrested for a DUI, it is vital you contact a skilled DUI defense attorney today. A competent DUI defense attorney will review your case and start building your defense today. Contact the Parker Law Center for a free consultation!