BAC Breath .09 – 1st DUI/Under 21/Zero Tolerance and Providing False Information to Police Officer - Case Dismissed

West Orange County Justice Center - Department W15

Client was driving a motorcycle and was pulled over by to law enforcement for allegedly failing to signal while changing lanes and for allegedly running a red light. Client was under 21 at the time of the stop. The officer documented symptoms of being under the influence, field sobriety test results and preliminary alcohol screening results. The officer formed an opinion that driver was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage leading to client’s arrest. Client was charged with 2 counts of driving under the influence and 1 count of unlawfully providing false information to the police officer.

Defense and Result: Defense attorney conducted thorough investigations and evidence review. Paperwork for a motion to suppress evidence hearing was filed and the hearing was heard in front of a Judge. Witnesses, including the police officer, were sworn in and testified. The motion to suppress evidence was granted and all 3 charges were dismissed.

Hit and Run with Property Damage - Case Dismissed

West Orange County Justice Center - Department W15

Client involved in a traffic collision and allegedly fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival. Client’s vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper and other party’s vehicle sustained damage to the rear bumper. After further law enforcement investigation and interview, client was criminally charged with a hit and run with property damage.

Defense and Result: Defense attorneys worked a deal with the District Attorney’s office. After discussions and proofs were submitted to the DA’s office, the case was dismissed.

Public Intoxication and Probation Violation - Case and Probation Violation Dismissed

Harbor Orange County Justice Center - Department H1

Client went to an outdoor shopping center with friends and visited a restaurant to enjoy some drinks with his friends. Allegedly, an altercation ensued between client and another person at the establishment, resulting in security being called, and subsequently police arrived. Client was arrested for public intoxication. Client was charged with both public intoxication and a probation violation for a previous driving under the influence case.

Defense and Result: Defense attorneys made several court appearances and made an agreement with the DA’s office after several discussions and providing relevant information. Case was dismissed resulting in the dismissal of the probation violation as well.

Blood Test for Drugs – 1st time DUI/Drugs – Case Dismissed

North Orange County Justice Center - Department N7

Client was contacted by law enforcement after allegations of suspicious activity. While officer checked the parking lot for criminal activity, he allegedly heard the sounds of voices and car doors closing from an adjoining business complex. Officer then allegedly observed brake lights illuminate to a vehicle and ran back to his own patrol. He then allegedly observed a vehicle exit the adjoining business complex. Officer proceeded to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle and a DUI investigation followed shortly thereafter.

Defense and Result: After thorough investigations and witness interviews, defense had enough information to believe that the search of client was based on illegal conduct. The search was based on illegal conduct. A motion to suppress evidence hearing was scheduled. Witnesses were called to the stand, questioned and cross-examined by defense. Exhibits were entered into the record as evidence. As a result, the Judge granted defense’s request and motion to suppress all evidence against client. The case was subsequently dismissed.

Battery Charge, Attempting to Take Property from Another, Violating Restraining Order- Case Dismissed

West Orange County Justice Center - Department W1

Client owned a home and was letting another person stay with him for a few days. When client requested that the person move out of his home, an altercation ensued. The other person refused to move out the house, called police and filed a report alleging that client had become physical and attempted to take away the other person’s property.

Defense and Result: After requesting and receiving all evidence from the District Attorney’s office, research, fact-finding and investigations took place. After lengthy discussions and pre-trial conference hearings with the District Attorney’s office, all charges were dismissed.

BAC Breath .06 – 1st DUI/Under 21/Zero Tolerance – Case Rejected by the District Attorney

Bellflower Justice Center - District Attorney’s Office

Law Enforcement contacted client during the course of a traffic collision investigation. The time of the collision was established from a 911 call received by law enforcement dispatch. The police officer administered a series of field sobriety tests and determined that client was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.

Defense and result: At the courthouse, the defense attorney discussed the case and specific issues with the District Attorney in regards to this incident. After some time and a lengthy conversation, the District Attorney determined that he would not be filing the case against our client and officially rejected the case.

BAC Breath .17 - 4th time DUI – Driving on suspended license – Hit & Run, Five (5) charges Dismissed and Probation Violation

West Orange County Justice Center - Department W15

Client fled the scene after traffic collision and was later found and detained by law enforcement. Law enforcement determined that client was driving at an unsafe speed for the dark conditions on the road and failed to stop before colliding into the rear of another vehicle. Police officers conducted a DUI investigation after detecting an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from client’s breath. A check through the system revealed that there were three outstanding warrants for previous DUI cases and client was also on probation.

Defense and Result: After a significant amount of time was spent on reviewing all evidence in the case, several court appearance and many discussions with the District Attorney, an agreement was made that sentencing would run concurrent with all cases. The probation violation was dismissed, charges of driving without a valid license were dismissed, and the Failure to Appear charges were dismissed.

Petty Theft – Case Dismissed

Orange County West Justice Center - Department 4

Client was accused of taking several items of merchandise from a major department store. Client was stopped by loss prevention who then called law enforcement onto the scene. Client was cited with a petty theft allegation and was provided with a notice to appear for a specific court date.

Defense and Result: After discussions with the Assistant District Attorney including client’s previous criminal record and other items, an agreement was made towards a Deferred Entry of Judgement. A motion was argued, granted by the Judge and the case was dismissed.

Registration Fraud – Case Dismissed

Orange County Harbor Justice Center - Department 8

A formal accusation was made against client who allegedly violated Vehicle Code Section 4462.5, presenting false registration or identification documents to avoid registration requirements. The allegation also includes client allegedly presenting a peace officer with a registration card that is not issued for that vehicle with the intent to avoid compliance with vehicle registration requirements.

Defense and Result: After some court appearances and talks with the D.A. which included evidence that worked to our advantage, it was agreed that client could resolve the case by providing a DNA sample for the D.A.’s database and pay fines. A Sentence Recommendation for Terminal Disposition was filed, a motion was argued and the case was dismissed.

Chemical Test Refusal – 1st time DUI – No driver license suspension, Case Reduced to Wet Reckless

Los Angeles Metropolitan Justice Center - Department 60

Client was stopped by law enforcement for allegedly not having his rear tail lights activated and for crossing over double solid yellow lines on the road. Once stopped law enforcement said they noticed signs of impairment (red, watery eyes, distinct odor of alcohol) and allegedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle. There was an open, empty bottle of liquor found in the vehicle. Field sobriety tests were administered to client which were performed unsatisfactorily according to the police. Client was arrested and refused to take a chemical test for blood alcohol concentration.

Defense and Result: It was proven that client did not knowingly refuse the chemical test. After reviewing all evidence, there was insufficient evidence to sustain the refusal issue. Client was able to keep his driving privileges with the DMV and the case was reduced to a Wet Reckless in court.

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