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 continued smiling which resulted in two very positive settlements.
This client was charged with his first DUI, however, it was complicated by the fact that he was stopped by the CHP for traveling in excess of 100 MPH. Considering that his blood test came in at .12% (which is just over the Alameda guideline for a reduction), we weren't expecting the case to resolve here at the first Pre-Trial Conference. In spite of the DA's initial outrage, she ultimately came around and we settled this case for a reduction to reckless driving for three years of informal court probation, a 12 hour DUI school and a reduced fine of around $1,000. Client didn't have to complete any jail, SWAP or community service and most importantly, wasn't required to have an Ignition Interlock Device "IID" installed as it required for all persons convicted of DUI in Alameda County.
Client accepted four month suspension of his California driver's license, but was nonetheless quite grateful to have the DUI charge dismissed and his sentence greatly reduced.