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Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • 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

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    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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  • 4/30/2014 SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY.17% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI w/ COLLISION & HIGH BAC ENHANCEMENT Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 3 MONTH DUI SCHOOL & NO SWAP Description: When it comes to successful DUI defense, I always say that remarkable facts are the best ingredient. This case seemed like a story that could have happened to any of us. Client goes out to night club in San Francisco with ...
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  • 4/10/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) PETITION FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF DUI PROBATION & DUI EXPUNGEMENT Outcome: PETITION GRANTED, PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY & DUI CONVICTION DISMISSED Description: Wow. This case epitomizes just how difficult things are with DUI charges in San Mateo County. I was first hired by client in 2010 to fight a DUI charge as client traveled frequently to ...
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  • 4/21/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) .10% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI Outcome: DUI CHARGES DISMISSED & CASE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING Description: Client was early 20's, but working full time for a technology based company in San Mateo County, when she was stopped by the California Highway Patrol for speeding on Highway 101 while driving home from a late night in San Francisco that ...
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  • 4/17/2014: SANTA CLARA COUNTY (SAN JOSE) .17% BAC 2nd OFFENSE DUI w/ PROBATION LICENSE & SUSPENDED LICENSE Outcome : ENHANCEMENTS, PROBATION VIOLATION & SUSPENDED LICENSE DISMISSED Description : Client was a younger guy who had made the boneheaded mistake of driving after drinking. He was previously convicted of a DUI in Santa Clara County and was still serving a three year informal ...
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  • 4/17/2014: SANTA CLARA COUNTY (SAN JOSE) .14% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI Outcome : Probation Granted: 3 years, $1,900 fine, 3 Month DUI School & Community Service Description : Client was a recent law school graduate who was arrested by the CHP in the early morning hours as Client drove home after drinking alcohol socially with co-workers. Client submitted to Preliminary Breath Test ("PAS") ...
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  • 4/17/2014: SANTA CRUZ COUNTY.21% BAC 3rd OFFENSE DUI w/ PROBATION VIOLATION & SUSPENDED LICENSE Outcome: ENHANCEMENT DISMISSED & 180 DAYS HOUSE ARREST Description: Client was a real mess. This sixty something year old had been though many things in life, but came to me on the brink of existence as she was suffering from a lifetime of alcohol abuse. This time, she was arrested in her home ...
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  • Outcome: DUI CHARGES DISMISSED & CASE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING Description: Client was stopped by the CHP for speeding in excess of 90 mph. Complicating matters, it was late at night and he had been drinking alcohol. Arrested for DUI, his breath test came in at.09% BAC. Client was charged by the District Attorney's Office almost one year after his DUI arrest, meaning that he had already ...
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