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  • 6/12/2014: MARIN COUNTY (SAN RAFAEL) .14% BAC 1ST OFFENSE DUI

    || 13-Jun-2014

    6/12/2014: MARIN COUNTY (SAN RAFAEL) .14% BAC 1ST OFFENSE DUI Case Conclusion Date: June 12, 2014 Practice Area: DUI / DWI Outcome: DUI MINIMIZED: 3 yr Probation, $1,800, 3 Month School, NO SWAP Description: Marin County DUI cases are heard at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is probably America's most renowned ...
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  • 6/9/2014: SAN MATEO COUNTY (REDWOOD CITY) .15% BAC 1st OFFENSE DUI Case Conclusion Date: June 9, 2014 Practice Area: DUI Outcome: DUI MINIMIZED: 3 yr Probation, FINES WAIVED, Online DUI School, 1 Day Jail Description: San Mateo County has undergone a "consolidation" of their misdemeanor courts. Basically, the county has closed the once highly functional courthouse in South San Francisco ...
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  • 5/29/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (PLEASANTON) .10% BAC 1 st OFFENSE DUI Outcome: DUI DISMISSED for RECKLESS DRIVING & NO LICENSE SUSPENSION, NO SR-22 Description: This case had so many wrinkles that I think I could write about several different tactics for the best DUI case resolution. Nevertheless, this case involved a DUI arrest by the Pleasanton Police Department of my fifty-something year old ...
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  • 5/28/2014: San Francisco County.16% BAC 1st Offense DUI w/ High BAC Enhancement Outcome: COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF DUI CASE Description: This was a highly unusual DUI case in San Francisco. Client was arrested for DUI by the CHP in the City and submitted to a blood test which returned a result of.16% BAC. Typically, the District Attorney failed to file a criminal complaint before the arraignment, ...
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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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  • 5/2/2014: 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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  • 4/17/2014: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY DUI: A CASE STUDY

    || 20-Jan-2014

    1/17/2014: CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (MARTINEZ) .10% BAC 2nd OFFENSE DUI w/ PROBATION VIOLATION Outcome : DUI CHARGES DISMISSED & CASE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING Description: Contra Costa County can be one of the most taxing in the Bay Area for a DUI defense attorney. First of all, the District Attorney has one year from the date of the arrest to file a misdemeanor complaint against an alleged ...
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  • The number four is generally unlucky, but for San Francisco Bay Area DUI Defense Attorney Nors Davidson, it's an honor. Owner and founder of his own law office, which he opened four years ago, Nors Davidson was recently named to the Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of California, Under 40 years old by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Accolades are nothing new to the DUI ...
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  • Why YELP.COM Can't Help You Hire a DUI Lawyer

    || 5-Jan-2014

    Let's face it, we're in a digital world of ipads, iphones, even Google glasses. With the breakdown of communication barriers, the good old days of hiring a lawyer from an actual referral or in the yellow pages has basically vanished. Nowadays, the successful DUI lawyer needs to be both competent in his or her field AND savvy with the new ways potential clients are finding their DUI ...
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  • San Francisco Bay Area DUI attorney Nors Davidson has been providing clients facing DUI charges with compassionate and aggressive defenses for nearly a decade. This year, San Francisco Magazine and Super Lawyers named DUI lawyer Nors Davidson to their prestigious list of "Rising Stars" for 2013. This honor was only bestowed on two Northern California DUI Attorneys in 2013 and is yet ...
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  • What Are the Penalties for DUI in California?

    || 20-May-2013

    Driving under the influence is a serious offense in California, and to discourage individuals from driving and driving, the state imposes harsh penalties. If you are convicted of operating your vehicle with a BAC of.08% or higher, sentencing for your offense will depend upon your driving record and the involvement of any aggravating factors in the incident. 1 st DUI Although a first time offense ...
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  • Types of Field Sobriety Tests in California

    || 16-May-2013

    If a law enforcement officer suspects that you are driving under the influence, they may administer a field sobriety test on the scene. Unlike a chemical test, which measures the amount of alcohol in a person's blood or on their breath, field sobriety testing is used to approximate the driver's level of intoxication. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) ...
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