Recent Results in DUI Cases

The following are examples of some recent cases handled. They are not guarantees of results in your matter. Each case is unique. 

Key

PC = Penal Code

HS = Health and Safety Code

VC = Vehicle Code

.22% DUI – Client Found Not Guilty by Jury

Highway patrol discovered my client alone passed out at driver’s seat in vehicle stuck in a ditch, keys in ignition, with a blood alcohol content of .22% (VC 23152(a) and VC 23152(b)) + special allegation for having a blood alcohol content over .15% (VC 23578)). At trial, the jury acquitted my client on all charges. No jail. No punishment. No immigration consequences.

2nd DUI Dismissed at Jury Trial

Client faced a second DUI meaning enhanced punishment if convicted. The blood alcohol evidence showed that my client's blood alcohol was rising at the time of the tests, meaning his actual levels were lower at the time of driving (which is all that matters). We pushed the case to trial and the DUI charge was dismissed. Client pled only to a driving on a suspended license.

.08% DUI Dismissed at Jury Trial

The case presented a strong "rising blood alcohol" defense. The DA offered to resolve case for a "wet reckless" (VC 23103/23103.5), but we pushed case to trial. On the day one of trial, the DA dismissed the case. Client received no jail or punishment.

.15% DUI Involving 5-Car Collision Reduced to Wet Reckless

Client crashed into 5 parked cars in residential neighborhood and had .15% blood alcohol content (VC 23152(a), 23152(b), and VC 23578 high blood alcohol special allegation). Despite multiple witnesses and 50K in damage, case resolved for wet reckless and no jail.

DUI Dismissed; Case Resolved for Broken Taillight Violation Only

Client was pulled over for broken taillight, later arrested for DUI (VC23152(a) and refused to submit to a chemical test (VC 23578). Negotiated dismissal and resolution to infraction taillight violation, a small fine only.

.11% DUI Dismissed; Case Resolved for Infraction

Client was arrested for DUI with .11% (VC 23152(a) and VC 23152(b)) and driving without a license (VC 12500(a)). Resolved case for a VC 23140 (being under 21 and driving with blood alcohol of .05%), an infraction and small fine only.

.14% DUI with Collision Reduced to Wet Reckless

Client crashed into retaining wall on freeway and had a .14% blood alcohol (VC 23152(a) and VC 23152(b)). Negotiated a reckless driving ("wet reckless") with no jail.

.15% Breath in Field with Collision and .09% Blood Reduced to a Wet Reckless

Client found in crashed vehicle. Submitted to the preliminary alcohol screening test (PAS), the breathalyzer performed on scene, which revealed a blood alcohol content of .15%. Later at hospital, client provided a .09% blood sample. Negotiated a wet reckless the day of trial. Client received no jail.

DUI Reduced to Wet Reckless

Client was arrested for DUI with .10% blood alcohol (VC 23152(a), VC 23152(b)). Negotiated resolution of reckless driving (known as a "wet reckless") with no jail. 

.15 DUI with Prior DUI Dismissed Day of Trial

Client was found drunk in his truck, engine on near his storage unit. No dispute he was drunk, but not strong evidence client drove drunk. Client would drink in his storage unit and was simply sitting in truck. At the day of trial, the DA dismissed the case. No jail. 

DUI Case Dismissed After Identity Hearing

Client received notice that he had a court date for a pending DUI case. But my client was never investigated for drunk driving. Turns out his brother, who looks substantially similar to my client, used his identity while being arrested for DUI. At an identity hearing, we showed my client was not the individual arrested. Case dismissed.

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