Shannon Beador Shows ZERO Remorse After DUI – Gets ‘Slap on the Wrist’ and Turns EVEN MORE ARROGANT!
Despite her recent drunk driving incident, Shannon Beador appears more confrontational than contrite, lashing out at prosecutors instead of showing humility or remorse.
Shannon Beador, 59, accused the prosecutors assigned to her DUI case of “treating her differently” because of her “Real Housewives of Orange County” fame, Radar Online reports.
The reality star’s lawyer ripped the Orange County District Attorney for demanding a 30-day jail sentence following Shannon’s booze-fueled hit-and-run accident. The Bravo star slammed into a Newport Beach, California duplex and fled the scene while driving under the influence, on September 16.
TMZ shared video footage that showed Shannon’s car zipping around a corner before hopping a curb and slamming into a cement planter on the front side of the home.
In October, prosecutors charged the reality star with two misdemeanors, a DUI and a hit-and-run. Law enforcement insiders told the outlet that Shannon blew a .24% BAC after the wreck, three times the legal limit.
Shannon’s attorney, Michael L. Fell, responded after reading the DA’s sentencing report, which included a “search and seizure” clause in her probation terms. The clause allows officials to conduct home inspections for any reason, without a warrant.
Fell labeled the draconian clause “astounding” as well as “highly unusual.”
“Shannon Beador is being treated differently from any other individual facing the same charges,” Fell wrote in the fiery November 2 brief.
The attorney added — “The undersigned is aware that the Court has been a judicial officer for over 35 years and feels confident that it has never rendered such a sentence down to any first-time DUI offender.”
“It is further surprising that on a general misdemeanor case that did not involve drugs and/or weapons that the prosecutor would ask the court to offer informal probation with a term and condition of search and seizure,” Fell wrote.
Fell stated — “What was included in the Prosecutor’s Brief, for some reason, is that Ms. Beador is a public figure and is featured on a nationally televised show. One wonders why this information was relevant to include in their brief, but demonstrates the fact that Ms. Beador is not being treated the same as every other individual face the same charges.”
Judge Brett G. London dropped the hit-and-run charge and permitted Shannon to plead no contest to the DUI. The Bravo star was sentenced to three years of informal probation and fined $960. She was also ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and to participate in a 9-month alcohol education program.
DA Todd Spitzer slammed the light sentence, writing—”Driving under the influence must have consequences. When a judge gives someone who not only drove with a blood alcohol level of .24 – three times the legal limit – but then ran away from the scene of a DUI collision a slap on the wrist, you are sending a message that DUIs are not serious crimes that demand accountability.”
He added — “This is not justice. We as a society need to wake up and address the very real – and often deadly – consequences of driving under the influence.”
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