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 included drinking. Although Client performed remarkably on the Field Sobriety Tests, a PAS breath sample damned her fate when it returned a result of .10% BAC. Client was arrested for DUI and submitted to a blood sample which was later tested (and retested) to be .09% BAC.
San Mateo County is one of the most difficult courts to work so getting client out of DUI was not a given. Today, however, we settled the case for a dismissal of all DUI charges. Client accepted a reduced charge of reckless driving and received a substantially reduced sentence of two year’s informal court probation, a 12 hour DUI School (a DUI conviction usually requires a three month DUI School) and NO JAIL, SWAP OR COMMUNITY SERVICE. Client's fine was also reduced by about a $1,000. In the end, Client accepted responsibility and learned a lesson to never drink and drive again. Her license was suspended by the DMV for four months and I doubt this client will ever need a DUI lawyer again!