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Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Alameda County (Oakland) .11% BAC 1st Offense DUI

    || 29-Apr-2014

    3/28/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) .11% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI Outcome: DUI CHARGES DISMISSED & CASE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING Description: Today, I settled a case for a client who was arrested for DUI by the Alameda Police Department after allegedly "rolling" a stop sign. Alameda Police didn't have a PAS device for a breath test and client elected a blood test which ultimately ...
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  • 3/28/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) .18% BAC 1 st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 3 MONTH DUI SCHOOL Description: Client was a young man in his early 20's who was stopped by CHP for speeding with two passengers in his vehicle. He was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested for DUI with a breath test of.18% BAC. Today, I helped ...
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  • 3/19/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) PUBLI Outcome: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED Description: Client was a professional visiting from out of state when he went to a function which and drank too much alcohol. Instead of driving and risking a DUI, he made the right decision and took BART. Unfortunately, he passed out on the train and was ultimately arrested by BART police for misdemeanor public ...
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  • 3/18/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) PETITION FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF DUI PROBATION & EXPUNGEMENT Outcome: PETITION GRANTED, PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY & DUI CONVICTION DISMISSED Description : I represented client two years ago in Oakland and although his BAC was in excess of.12%, I was able to get his DUI dismissed so he could plead to a reckless driving misdemeanor for three years of ...
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  • How Do I Find the BEST DUI Attorney in San Francisco?

    || 21-Apr-2014

    Lately, I've been disturbed by an upstart law firm which has been advertising like crazy on the Internet which claims to be "the leading DUI defense attorney" or rated "#1 in San Francisco for a reason." Hopefully you'll read this blog post before you make the mistake of actually believing such claims. First of all, ANY LAWYER WHO CLAIMS TO BE THE BEST OR NUMBER ONE OR ...
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  • 3/17/2014: SOLANO COUNTY (FAIRFIELD) PETITION FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF DUI PROBATION & EXPUNGEMENT Outcome : PETITION GRANTED, DUI PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY & DUI CONVICTION DISMISSED Description : I represented client about a year and a half ago for a Solano County DUI arrest where she blew a.16% BAC after drinking away the fact that she and her boyfriend of eight years had just broken ...
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  • 3/7/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) .24% BAC 1 st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 3 MONTH DUI SCHOOL Description: Client was a twenty something recent college graduate with immediate hopes of attending law school when she had too much to drink at a party and then tried to drive home. Confused after trying to enter the carpool entrance of the Bay Bridge, she ...
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  • 3/5/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY.09% BAC 2nd OFFENSE DUI w/ PROBATION VIOLATION Outcome: DUI CHARGES DISMISSED & CASE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING Description: Client was a younger person who was convicted of a "wet reckless" misdemeanor in San Mateo County on a.08% case (which probably should have been fought by her attorney). She received two years of probation and about two months ...
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  • Outcome : DUI MINIMIZED: 3 yr Probation, $1,933, 3 Month School, 1 Day SWAP Description : Client was a professional who attended a social function where he drank alcohol and then made the mistake of thinking he was OK to drive home. Late at night, he was tired and fell asleep and drifted into a pole causing a property damage only collision. I appeared with client for two Pre-Trial Conferences in ...
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  • 2/28/2014: SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY.18% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 3 MONTH DUI SCHOOL Description: Client was in her mid-fifties and going through a tough time when she got drunk and drove into a DUI checkpoint with one headlight on the San Francisco Embarcadero. Her breath tests came in at.18% BAC and hence qualified her for the excessive BAC ...
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  • 2/27/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) .13% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIT & RUN COLLISION Outcome: Hit & Run DISMISSED; Minimized DUI Punishment Description: Client was a contractor in his 30's and visiting the Bay Area from Southern California when he had a collision with a fire hydrant in Menlo Park in the early hours of the morning. Thinking there was no damage to the hydrant, he ...
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  • 2/27/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) .13% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ HIT & RUN COLLISION Outcome: Hit & Run DISMISSED; Minimized DUI Punishment Description: Client was a contractor in his 30's and visiting the Bay Area from Southern California when he had a collision with a fire hydrant in Menlo Park in the early hours of the morning. Thinking there was no damage to the hydrant, he ...
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