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Singer Faith Evans Gets 3 Years’ Probation, $300 Fine in DUI Arrest

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By Jim Greene

on December 20, 2010

Singer Faith Evans was sentenced recently to three years’ probation, after pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving involving alcohol. She was arrested in the Marina Del Rey district of West Los Angeles August 21 on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Evans will pay a $300 fine plus penalties, according to Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office spokesman Frank Mateljan. Terms of her probation include completing of a three-month alcohol rehabilitation program and not driving “with any measurable amount of alcohol in her system.”

After her arrest at a routine sobriety checkpoint, Evans spent the night in jail and had her car impounded. She was released on bail the next morning.

“It was during a regular checkpoint, nothing other than that. No collision,” said Sgt. Ron Pickering of the LAPD Pacific Division.

Evans Arrested in 1994 for Drug Possession

In 2004, Evans and her record company executive husband Todd Russaw were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana during a routine traffic stop in Atlanta. To avoid jail time for that charge, the couple spent 13 weeks in a pretrial drug treatment program.

Evans was previously married to rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace who was murdered in an unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997.

A DUI arrest may not hurt Faith Evans’ career, but it can be damaging for most people. If you’re arrested for driving under the influence, contact an experienced DUI attorney. Mistakes may be made during the arrest and investigation that invalidate the case against you. An experienced attorney will make sure that you receive every advantage of your right to due process. If you’re convicted, your attorney will fight to ensure that you receive only just punishment. The right representation in court could make a big difference to your future.

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