3/28/2014: ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) .18% BAC 1st 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 client resolve this DUI which was enhanced by his elevated BAC for a minimum sentence of three years informal court probation, fine of $1,933, a three month DUI School, one day of SWAP in lieu of jail and a license suspension of thirty days followed by five months of restriction with an Ignition Interlock Device ("IID"). The District Attorney dismissed the high BAC enhancement and I sincerely believe that this client learned the important lesson that DUI can be a life changing mistake.