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  • Activists Push for Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device Law

    || 25-Feb-2016

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving is currently making a big push to support a bill in the California legislature. Senate Bill 1046 would make ignition interlock devices mandatory for all drivers convicted of DUI, a policy shift the organization says could save countless lives on the road. As BakersfieldNow.com reports, MADD activists believe that the bill, submitted by Senator Jerry Hill of San Mateo, ...
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  • 7/11/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) .15% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ COLLISION (UNDER 21) Case Conclusion Date: July 11, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Probation Granted: 3 years, 3 Month DUI School, 172 hours Community Service & $281 Fine Description: I always say first offense DUI cases come in all different shapes and colors, but are in reality, the same mistake. Take the case of this ...
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  • "Best DUI Attorney in the Bay Area - Period!" Posted by E., a DUI Client "Nors is 100% the best DUI attorney I've had the experience working with. I received my first DUI in San Jose about 7 years ago. I was trying to flag down a cab and instead I ended up flagging down a cop instead. Rather than put me in a cab the arrested me for drunk in public. Then I was released, given the ...
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  • 7/9/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY DUI EXPUNGEMENT PETITION

    || 3-Sep-2014

    7/9/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY DUI EXPUNGEMENT PETITION Case Conclusion Date: July 9, 2014 Practice Area : DUI / DWI Outcome : Petition Granted & Reckless Driving Conviction Dismissed Description: It was a busy day at the Hall of Justice, especially trying to get into Department 18 for an expungement petition for a former DUI client of mine in San Francisco. Truly, the real work was done by me ...
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  • "Exceptional Services!' a DUI Client Review

    || 3-Sep-2014

    Exceptional Services! Posted by Chaynoa, a DUI Client "I hired Mr. Davidson for a DUI case in Marin. I talked to dozens of attorneys before making my decision. Out of all the people I talked to, Mr. Davidson was the most honest, and forthright about what he thought my case looked like, and what my odds were. We proceeded to win the DMV hearing (Which he walked me through extremely ...
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  • 6/20/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) .11% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI

    || 26-Aug-2014

    6/20/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) .11% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI Case Conclusion Date: June 20, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: DUI Charges Dismissed: Case Settled for Reckless Driving Description: This case had a lot more at stake than you'd think with a first offense DUI. Client was from Nepal and living in the United States illegally while seeking political asylum. Regrettably, he was ...
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  • "Client Review and Recommendation for Nors Davidson" Posted by a DUI Client "Of course we all make mistakes, but when I made the huge mistake of choosing to drive home after tasting wines for a friend's up and coming wedding I thought the DUI that followed would completely destroy my life. Terrified, I got a recommendation for Nors from an Attorney friend of mine and gave him a ...
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  • 6/19/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (FREMONT) .16% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Case Conclusion Date: June 19, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: DUI Charges Dismissed: Case Settled for Reckless Driving Description: This case involved a registered nurse who went out with friends and unusual for him, drank a lot of alcohol and attempted to drive home to Fremont. While driving home, client ...
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  • "Nors' Efforts Literally Changed My Life" Posted by a DUI Client "When I first hired my attorney for my DUI case, I knew nothing about Nors. I was told by some friends to be represented by Robert Tayac, because he was the best. Throughout most of my case, I only dealt with Nors. I never even met Robert until my actual hearing date, when my sentence was going to be determined. ...
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  • 6/19/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (FREMONT) .12% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ SPEED ENHANCEMENT Case Conclusion Date: June 19, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: DUI Charges Dismissed: Case Settled for Reckless Driving Description: This was a tough morning in Fremont as the DA almost immediately jumped on me making the prospect of settling my two DUI cases very thin. Nevertheless, I stayed calm and ...
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  • 6/16/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY.17% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ FORCED BLOOD DRAW "REFUSAL" Case Conclusion Date: June 16, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 3 MONTH DUI SCHOOL & NO SWAP Description: This was an interesting DUI case which again demonstrated the value of an experienced and dedicated DUI attorney in San Francisco. Client was stopped by SFPD ...
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  • 6/12/2014: MARIN COUNTY (SAN RAFAEL) .12% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ MARIJUANA POSSESSION Case Conclusion Date: June 12, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: Probation Granted: 3 years, $1,900 fine, 3 Month DUI School & NO JAIL OR SWAP Description: Client was stopped by the CHP for speeding on US Highway 101 just before midnight. Upon further investigation for DUI, Client submitted to two PAS ...
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  • 6/16/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY.21% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Case Conclusion Date: June 16, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 3 MONTH DUI SCHOOL Description: This was a challenging case, but in the end, I was able to keep it together for the client to resolve an otherwise bad DUI case for minimal punishment. Client was an international student ...
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  • 6/12/2014: MARIN COUNTY (SAN RAFAEL) .15% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ COLLISION & ENHANCEMENT Case Conclusion Date: June 12, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & DUI SENTENCE MINIMIZED Description: It's true that bad things can happen to good people. Client was a hard working young man and recent college graduate who made the critical mistake of drinking bottomless ...
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  • 6/12/2014: MARIN COUNTY (SAN RAFAEL) .14% BAC 1ST OFFENSE DUI

    || 13-Jun-2014

    6/12/2014: MARIN COUNTY (SAN RAFAEL) .14% BAC 1ST OFFENSE DUI Case Conclusion Date: June 12, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: DUI MINIMIZED: 3 yr Probation, $1,800, 3 Month School, NO SWAP Description: Marin County DUI cases are heard at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is probably America's most renowned ...
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  • 6/9/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) .15% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI Case Conclusion Date: June 9, 2014 Practice Area: DUI Outcome: DUI MINIMIZED: 3 yr Probation, FINES WAIVED, Online DUI School, 1 Day Jail Description: San Mateo County has undergone a "consolidation" of their misdemeanor courts. Basically, the county has closed the once highly functional courthouse in South San Francisco ...
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  • 3/28/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) DUI EXPUNGEMENT PETITION Outcome: PETITION GRANTED & DUI CONVICTION DISMISSED Description: Successful DUI Expungement petitions are really won at the Pre-Trial Conference or Jury Trial of the underlying DUI arrest. Case in point, Client was charged with DUI in San Mateo County with a.10% BAC chemical test. This case could have easily gone either way ...
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  • 3/28/2014: MARIN COUNTY (SAN RAFAEL) DUI EXPUNGEMENT PETITION Outcome: PETITION GRANTED & DUI CONVICTION DISMISSED Description: Everyone in California who has suffered a misdemeanor conviction of any kind, including DUI, should be eligible to have the conviction "expunged" from their criminal record. California Penal Code Section 1203.4 provides that an expungement petition should be ...
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  • 5/29/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (PLEASANTON) .10% BAC 1 st OFFENSE DUI Outcome: DUI DISMISSED for RECKLESS DRIVING & NO LICENSE SUSPENSION, NO SR-22 Description: This case had so many wrinkles that I think I could write about several different tactics for the best DUI case resolution. Nevertheless, this case involved a DUI arrest by the Pleasanton Police Department of my fifty-something year old ...
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  • 5/28/2014: San Francisco County.16% BAC 1st Offense DUI w/ High BAC Enhancement Outcome: COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF DUI CASE Description: This was a highly unusual DUI case in San Francisco. Client was arrested for DUI by the CHP in the City and submitted to a blood test which returned a result of.16% BAC. Typically, the District Attorney failed to file a criminal complaint before the arraignment, ...
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  • 3/6/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) DUI EXPUNGEMENT PETITION Description: We were really fortunate to get this petition granted as we did considering the situation. Client was a twenty something aspiring professional who was in a nasty collision on 101 and blew a.09% BAC. Ultimately, I was able to get clients DUI charges dismissed for a reduction to reckless driving which only had a two year ...
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  • 5/19/2014: SANTA CLARA COUNTY (PALO ALTO) .10% BAC 2nd OFFENSE DUI JURY TRIAL Outcome: DUI CASE DISMISSED for PUBLIC INTOXICATION ($200 FINE) Description: Not every DUI case settles and sometimes a balancing of the cost and risk factors leads a client to exercise their Constitutional Right to a Jury Trial. Client was stopped by Mountain View Police for making a prohibited left turn in the early ...
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  • 5/15/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) .29% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Outcome: Minimum Probation Terms, NO JAIL or SWAP, $1000 FINE & ONLINE DUI SCHOOL Description: This case could have ended a lot worse than it did. Client had long suffered with severe alcoholism was visiting the Bay Area from the East Coast while looking for work. Apparently, Client was driving a pickup ...
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  • 5/7/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY DUI EXPUNGEMENT PETITION

    || 23-May-2014

    5/7/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY DUI EXPUNGEMENT PETITION Outcome: PETITION GRANTED & DUI CONVICTION DISMISSED Description: Expungements of DUI convictions should be easy. Each county in the Bay Area has different procedures and hurdles for the successful DUI probationer, but no county makes it as difficult as San Francisco. Case in point. I represented Client for his second DUI case and ...
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  • 5/2/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY.24% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 3 MONTH DUI SCHOOL Description: Client decided to drive after drinking way too much and got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. While driving home from work, Client came upon several San Francisco Police Department officers who had blocked the roadway in front of his house, ...
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