Assemblywoman Carrillo Enters No Contest Plea for DUI Charge – Daily News

A photo of Wendy Carrillo, during her California Assembly campaign, was taken by Damian Dovarganes of the Associated Press. The California state Assemblywoman entered a no contest plea to a DUI misdemeanor charge on Friday, Jan. 19, from an incident dating back to last November. Carrillo, who wasn’t physically present in the Los Angeles courtroom, entered her plea through her attorney, Alex Kessel.

Kessel stated that from the start of the proceedings, Carrillo had always intended to accept responsibility for her actions, which she demonstrated by entering a no contest plea. As a result, the legal proceedings have concluded, however, she will have certain obligations to fulfill. Carrilo’s aspirations to secure the 14th District seat in the Los Angeles City Council, currently occupied by Kevin de León, remain.

Kessel further revealed to KNX that the terms of Carrillo’s sentence include attending an alcohol program, completing community service, having probation, and paying a fine. In November, Carrillo was involved in a traffic incident reported in the 6200 block of Monterey Road. As per the report from the Los Angeles Police Department, a driver had hit parked vehicles which led to Carrillo’s arrest early morning and later released on her own recognizance.

Responding to the incident, Carrillo stated she cooperated fully with the law enforcement and reinforced that as a public servant, she is held to a standard that requires personal accountability. She expressed remorse for any behavior that fell short of this ideal and committed to seeking necessary support while continuing to serve her constituents. She represents the 52nd District, which includes parts of northeastern Los Angeles and southern Glendale, since her electoral victory to the Assembly in 2017.

On her campaign website, Carrillo asserts that she has had the privilege of representing much of Council District 14 since 2017 and looks forward to working with everyone in Northeast LA, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, Downtown Los Angeles, and Boyle Heights. She urges her community to send her to City Hall, promising to be a firm advocate for them.

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