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 who was stopped by the CHP for speeding with three friends in the car. Client blows a .21% on the PAS and is arrested for DUI. Sometime later, Client was again breath tested with again a .21% BAC. Although Client was charged with DUI and a high BAC enhancement, we were able to avoid any pre-trial release conditions which was critical as the Client ended up moving to the East Coast.
After two Pre-Trial Conferences and much wrangling with the District Attorney, we finally settled the case today, and in such a way that the Client won't have to come back to San Francisco. The High BAC Enhancement was dismissed and client was sentenced to three years of informal court probation, fines of $1,918, an ONLINE DUI School (3 MONTH NOT THE 9 MONTH PROGRAM), 80 hours of community service and 15 AA meetings. By getting the enhancement dismissed and the concession for the three month DUI School, I was able to save the client thousands of dollars. I sincerely hope he learns his lesson from this DUI experience and I don't hear from him again until he's ready to expunge his DUI conviction.