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 probation term instead of the three years which is standard for a DUI in San Mateo County. One year into the probation, client was again arrested for DUI in Oakland (Alameda County), and again had a very low BAC of .08%. Instead of a probation violation and second offense DUI, I was able to get that case completely dismissed.
The dismissal on the second DU case from Oakland was critical as you cannot expunge a DUI conviction in California if you're presently on probation. After this long and winding road, Petition Granted, DUI dismissed and now a much wiser client will be able to compete for employment on level ground.
Everyone who as successfully completed their probation for a misdemeanor offense like DUI or reckless driving in California, can and should petition the Superior Court for expungement. Depending on the county and the position of the District Attorney regarding DUI convictions, the process can be daunting and take several months to complete. A successful expungement petition lasts a lifetime, however, and everyone convicted of a DUI should consult a qualified DUI attorney or lawyer who regularly prepares them.
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in the San Francisco Bay Area or have a DUI conviction to expunge from your criminal record, you should call DUI lawyer Nors Davidson (415) 956-1294 for a free consultation.