Client RS. Rewarded $30,000 for breach of oral contract after a bench trial in San Diego Superior Court.

DMV Administrative Per Se Hearing V. A.C.: Client was facing the suspension of his license for being under the influence of drugs and alcohol while driving.  After careful review and examination, we discovered a clerical error in the administration and handling of the blood sample.  Due to this error, which was pointed out during the hearing, the DMV ultimately lifted the suspension.  Instead of a suspended license for several months to a year he is able to continue to drive which he relies on for making a living.

Client: provided two breath samples a .17 and .15 on an Intoxilyzer 8000. Since they were more than .02 apart, pursuant to Title 17 CCR "For each person tested, breath alcohol analysis shall include analysis of 2 seperate breath samples which result in determinations of blood alcohol concentrations which do not differ from each other by more than .02 grams per 100 milliliters.

"More than two samples are required if the difference between the first two is greater than .02 milliliters." Furthermore, pursuant to the Intoxilyzer 8000 manual, the instructions indicate a retest is needed if the conditions above were met. Suspension was set aside.

D.I. V. Department of Motor Vehicles. Central County; Client was arrested for DUI following a wrongful stop by the police officer. The attorney challenged the officer at the DMV hearing but the DMV still suspended Client’s license. The attorney challenged the DMV’s decision through a writ of mandate in the California Superior Court. As a result, Client’s suspension was set aside and his driving privileges were fully reinstated.

PEOPLE V. J. H. North County Vista; 18 year old Client was charged with 3 felony counts: (1) possession of a doctor’s prescription pad; (2) forgery of a false prescription; and (3) commercial burglary. Client was facing a minimum of 16 months – 3 years in state prison. The attorney successfully had 2 charges dismissed, and reduced the third to a misdemeanor with no jail or prison time and informal probation for 3 years.

PEOPLE V. E.V. Central County San Diego; Client charged with DUI, 1st offense, with a BAC of .10%. Prosecutor was unwilling to reduce the charges, despite the low BAC. The attorney, through aggressive negotiations with the prosecutor and the judge, was able to secure for Client a “wet reckless” driving and dismiss the DUI charges.

PEOPLE V. I.A. North County Vista; Client charged with 1st Offense DUI and Excessive Speed in Excess of 100 mph, which carries a mandatory 60 day jail term. The attorney successfully defeated the excessive speed allegation due to the officer’s ineffective techniques to determine Client’s actual speed. Client was sentenced to standard DUI with no enhanced penalties or jail time.

PEOPLE V. M.T. North County Vista; Client charged with 4th Offense Felony DUI with accident and BAC in excess of .20 percent. Disposition of the case: Local jail time of only 180 days actual custody, no prison time, fines, and DUI classes.

PEOPLE V. D.C. South County Chula Vista; Client charged with Felony DUI causing Great Bodily Injury. Client was facing nearly 10 years in State Prison. Attorneys Ross and the 2nd lead attorney were able to demonstrate, after an intensive and thorough review of the medical reports, that the victim had not actually suffered any great bodily harm, only minor injuries. Disposition of the Case: Client released after 4 months of local jail time with credit for time served; informal probation.

PEOPLE V. K.S. East County El Cajon; Client charged with 2nd Offense Driving on a suspended license and DUI, with probation violations for theft of property under $950 and hit-and-run. Client was facing a minimum of 90-180 days due to substance abuse issues. Disposition: Client ordered to do only 90 days of residential rehab, with informal probation.

PEOPLE V. N.P. Central County San Diego; Client charged with 2nd Offense DUI while on DUI probation. Client faced up to 180 days in jail and 2 year license suspension due to refusal of the chemical test. The attorney successfully suppressed the blood-alcohol evidence due to the officer’s unlawful, forced blood draw without a search warrant in violation of U.S. Supreme Court case McNeely v. Missouri. Disposition: Case Dismissed.

PEOPLE V. A.R. South County San Diego; Client charged with 3rd Offense DUI with BAC over .20 percent, with 2 prior DUIs from another state. The attorney successfully struck the prior DUIs as inadmissible in California. Disposition: 1st Offense DUI with informal probation only.

PEOPLE V. A.B. Central Division San Diego; Client charged with 1st Offense DUI involving Marijuana and driving without a valid license. Client was visiting the US and had a driver’s license from Brazil which the police officer said was not legal in the US. The attorney after analyzing the blood test results was able to demonstrate that Client was not under the influence of marijuana and that the Brazilian license was legal to drive with while in California. Disposition: Case Dismissed.

PEOPLE V. A.N. Central Division San Diego; Client was arrested for DUI with Accident and 2 people sent to the hospital. Firm spent over 2 months and our private investigator K.T. and the D.A. sent the case to the City Attorney and we received a Notify letter charging case as a misdemeanor. BAC lever was over .15%, disposition; fine and classes. No SCRAM, No CPAC, No Public work and No ignition interlock device.

PEOPLE V. M.Z. North County Division; Client charged with a VC23153(a)(b); Felony DUI 4th offense within 10 years and on summary probation from previous DUI out of Central Division in San Diego. Worked diligently to negotiate a deal after several readiness conferences and client received no jail time, and ran the probation violation concurrent. Client was facing an initial offer at the first readiness conference of 18 months jail time.

PEOPLE V. D.S. Central Division Downtown, 1st offense DUI BAC over .18%, with a collision. Disposition of case: No Jail, No Ignition interlock device, No Public Work Service, No extended DUI Classes.

PEOPLE V. E.L. North County Vista, 2nd offense DUI with Accident on I78 near San Marcos. Client on probation from pervious DUI out of North County. State files a probation violation. First, the attorney was able to stop the DMV license suspension after a successful administrative law hearing. Second, with the facts that came out of the DMV hearing we negotiated the DUI to a reckless and reinstated terms and conditions of the probation.

PEOPLE V. C.C. North County DUI with serious accident and injury to the passenger. Victim went to rehab center in Vista and full investigation of the accident was done. Client also suffered major injuries. Client has a prior felony strike on her record and was looking at several years in state prison. We immediately started client in an in-patient 12-week treatment program. Upon Completion we then began client in out-patient treatment along with AA classes and advised how to report and keep records with our firm. Attorney Ross spent several months reviewing the case and also used the services of our investigator and ultimately chambered the judge and negotiated the case with prison time. Judge was amicable to CPAC (ankle bracelet) for 180 days and client will receive early credit and can have the device removed after 90 days.

PEOPLE V. B.C.- First offense DUI with BAC of .202 out of South Bay Chula Vista. Disposition: No Jail, No SCRAM, No CPAC, No ignition interlock device, No Public Work Service, Client must pay fines and do 18 month program.

PEOPLE V. J.J.- 3rd offense DUI East County El Cajon, both priors out of South Bay and one prior within the last 3 years. High B.A.C. over .15% . At arraignment the DA wanted to raise bail and we successfully kept current bail in place. Disposition of no jail time, CPAC in lieu of custody with 2 for 1 credit, fine and classes. Client was able to keep his job, lost no time from work, and continue to provide for his family.

PEOPLE V. B.R.  DUI with great bodily injury, child endangerment (2 children under 14 in vehicle) and high BAC. Initial offer 3 years state prison. Resolved case for 180 days electronic monitoring.

PEOPLE V. D.T. Defendant had 7th lifetime DUI with prison prior for felony DUI. Offer was probation.

PEOPLE V. C.S. Dui with injury, high BAC. Case reduced from felony to misdemeanor. No custody, no IID.

PEOPLE V. B.G Dui with collision, high BAC. Defendant was from out of state. 20 days public work (picking up trash on the freeway) converted to 160 hours volunteer work at any non-profit.

PEOPLE V. V.B DUI with alcohol and prescription medication. DMV wanted lifetime prohibition on driving due to medical issues. License reinstated. 

PEOPLE V. R.P. Defendant arrested for DUI while drinking in vehicle parked in his own driveway. Case dismissed. License reinstated.

PEOPLE V. D.T. Dui causing accident with injury, high BAC, hit and run. Defendant t-boned a vehicle driven by pregnant woman, fled the scene and had a BAC of .15 No custody, no IID.

PEOPLE V. J.W. Defendant was driving four wheel drive vehicle in desert at night. Stopped by park ranger for having driving lights that were too bright. BAC was .18. Case dismissed after successful suppression motion determining the traffic stop was illegal.

PEOPLE V. A.L. Defendant was stopped by harbor patrol for not displaying a light on the bow of his 14 dinghy. BAC .10. Case dismissed at trial on defense motion. Judge ruled the case was “preposterous”.

PEOPLE V. R.K. Defendant was pulled over leaving a bar at closing time. Cop stated probable cause for the stop was no headlights. At suppression motion defense called factory expert on the vehicle who testified the headlights on the vehicle in question are illuminated at all times and that the function could not be disabled by the driver. Court ruled that Cop lied. Case dismissed.

PEOPLE V. J.P. - Client sentenced to 120 days of custody servable through house arrest.  While on electronic monitoring, client violates electronic monitoring rules 6 times.  After 3 court appearances and 2 chambers conferences, judge agrees to maintain the same sentence for client.  Client essentially escapes all his probation violations and can receive half-time credit while on electronic monitoring.  Case will result only in 60 days of house arrest.

PEOPLE V. V.C. - Client charged with second time DUI while driving over 105mph.  DA insists on 180 days of actual custody.  After multiple discussions with the judge and 4 hours of in court advocacy, judge agrees to circumvent the DA and offer a setence of 135 days custody, servable through electronic monitoring.  In other words, instead of 180 days of actual jail time, client merely needs to wear an ankle bracelet for 135 days!

PEOPLE V. S.T. - Client charged with DUI along with a high BAC allegation.  Secured disposition with only probation and classes.  NO IID, no custody, no SCRAM and/or electronic monitoring device, and no designation as a traffic hazard.

PEOPLE V. B.R. - Client convicted of a second time DUI, and faces DUI probation violation on a warrant over a year old.  Secured a disposition where client escapes all punishment for this violation.  Client treated as if this warrant never existed!

PEOPLE V. E.S. - Client faces probation violation on a warrant over 2 months old.  Secured disposition in which client faces no additional penalty for the warrant.  Client treated as if the warrant -and the probation violation- never happened!

PEOPLE V. L.W. - Juvenile facing DUI charge.  Giving client's young age and immigrant status, losing the case would put his status, schooling, insurance, and driving privileges at risk. Secured a disposition where the case is dismissed altogether!

PEOPLE V. R.C. - Client pled guilty to a DUI in which we secured a disposition involving no IID, no custody, no SCRAM, no special designations.  All client must do is complete a 3 month class and a MADD panel.  Subsequently, client arrested for a bar fight.  The bar fight arrest was dismissed and the DUI probation was not even revoked!  Client treated as if the second arrest never happened!

PEOPLE V. J.V. - Client faces a warrant at least a year old.  Client is out of state and faces extremely detrimental consequences both at current workplace and in future employment. Secured a disposition in which client is treated like anyone else; that is, client's warrant and probation violation is treated as if they never happened!

PEOPLE V. R.W. - Client charged with DUI causing a flipped car, a knocked down tree, and multiple independent witnesses.  To make matters worse, client is a UCSD student who could lose his status if convicted.  After 6 months of negotiations, secured a deal for client to plead to a wet reckless (a lesser included offense of DUI).  The probation will involve no custody, no IID, no SCRAM, no special designation, and will last only for 3 years.  Client saves his status and avoids adverse consequences from school, too!

PEOPLE V. C.H. - Client faces second time DUI.  Worse, client works for the DOD and requires a secret clearance.  After a lengthy negotiation spanning several months, secured a disposition in which client pleads to a standard DUI, and avoids the high BAC allegation.  In addition, client avoids the mandatory custody, as well as any special designations.  Client keeps his clearance, keeps his job, and merely needs to complete his classes to put this case in his rearview mirror!

PEOPLE V. J.P. - Client facing a 4th time DUI. Challenged out of state DUI convictions as inapplicable priors in California. Reduced charge to a DUI with only 1 prior. Prosecutor offered 180 days of custody in jail. Negotiated case to 120 days on an ankle bracelet with good time credit; in all client will spend 60 days on an ankle bracelet to wrap up the case. Client treated as a second time offender and avoids designation as a habitual traffic offender and thus avoids the minimum 4 year license suspension.

PEOPLE V. J.L. - DUI with collision and totaled car. Negotiated deal with no custody, no IID, no Public Work Service. Further reduced probation period from 5 years to 3 years, thus enabling client, a young working professional, to quickly put this behind him and avoid HR issues.

PEOPLE V. R.W. - DUI over twice the legal limit. Prosecutor insisted on IID requirement given the high BAC. Negotiated deal with no custody, no IID, and avoided additional military consequences.

PEOPLE V. R.C. - Client recently pled to a DUI and arrested for bar fight. As a result, client faced a new case along with violating his DUI probation. Got case dismissed and no probation violation alleged. Client will save his restricted license, and face no penalty for this incident.

PEOPLE V. L.S. - Client faced felony domestic violence charges. Managed to get case dismissed for insufficient evidence. Client then faced a civil restraining order. Gathered evidence via detailed investigation. Won the restraining order hearing and all case -both civil and criminal- dismissed.

PEOPLE V. C.G. - DUI with BAC over .20. Prosecutor wanted 10 day "flash incarceration to teach client a lesson." Negotiated deal with no custody, no IID, no ankle bracelet, and only Public Work Service. Client treated as if her BAC was a standard .08% - .14.%

PEOPLE V. B.P. - DUI with 0.10% BAC and multiple passengers. Negotiated to a wet reckless with no custody, no IID, no Public Work Service, and no ankle bracelet.

PEOPLE V. R.G. - DUI causing injury. Prosecutor wanted at least 30 days of custody in jail. Negotiated deal for credit for time served (client released same day) and no IID, no ankle bracelet, no home detention, etc.

PEOPLE V. L.W. - Minor facing DUI and underage zero-tolerance law. Negotiated a diversion plea wherein client will avoid a conviction altogether if he completes 3 classes and writes a letter of apology. Avoids custody, IID, Public Work Service, classes, and keeps his status as a legal foreign student.

PEOPLE V. D.W. - Out of state driver facing DUI and driving without a valid license. Negotiated a dismissal of all other counts except a single DUI. No custody, no IID, no ankle bracelet, and keeps eligibility for out of state restricted license.

PEOPLE V. T.J. - Second time DUI with both incidents involving high BAC. Negotiated for a prior to be dismissed and client pled to a first time DUI. Avoids mandatory custody, IID, and ankle bracelet.

PEOPLE V. J.H. - Foreign student facing DUI with collision (totaled car). Negotiated for no custody, no IID, no Public Work Service, and not even DUI classes. Client merely needs to do 40 hours of alcohol counseling in China.

PEOPLE V. A.O.- Felony DUI with accident possible GBI with 2 prior Strikes. Client hired San Diego DUI Attorney as soon as released from custody. Firm implemented our Private Investigator and immediately conducted independent accident scene investigation and interviewed possible victims. As of date, Felony case was rejected by District Attorney’s office and has been referred to the City Attorney’s office for misdemeanor prosecution.

PEOPLE V. V.T.- DUI 1st offense Central Division Downtown San Diego. Filed as a Felony DUI with accident and injury. Victim stated had to quit work due to injury. We conducted and used our private investigator who proved through surveillance that the alleged injury claim was false and exaggerated. The case is currently on a conditional rejection from the District Attorney’s office.

PEOPLE V. A.Z.- D.U.I. 1st offense with accident. Central Division San Diego. Client had elevated BAC of .197, passed out ran into 2 cars in Gaslamp area. Case resolved to min. DUI, No jail, No Ignition Interlock Device, No Public Work Service, No SCRAM, No C.P.A.C. standard classes and pay fine.

M. R. - Southbay - DUI and driving on a suspended license. File speedy trial motion, which was granted. Entire case dismissed.

K.C - El Cajon - Charged with 2 felonies. COP to misdemeanor with probation and no custody.

R. W. - Downtown - DUI with totaled/flipped car. COP to wet reckless, no custody and no Public Work Service.

L. W. - Westminster - charged with DUI. Diversion (3 classes in exchange for dismissal)

T. J. - Vista - 2nd time DUI with high BAC allegation. COP to standard DUI, no prior, no IID, no custody.

B. P. - El Cajon - DUI with .10. COP to wet reckless. No custody, no IID, no PWS.

R. C. - Downtown - DUI with refusal and resisting arrest. COP to DUI, strike refusal allegation. No custody.

R.G. - Santa Ana- Felony DUI with Accident bail 100,000. Charges dropped to Misdemeanor, credit for time served of 5 days released from custody no additional jail time.

T.L. - Harbor Justice- Misdemeanor DUI with charge of Child Endangerment (under 14 years old), No jail time, reduced charges to a wet reckless.

J.A. - Harbor Justice- 2nd offense DUI prosecutor wanted Custody as condition of sentence, no jail time standard first offense condition BAC was over .15%.

A.J.J. - Central- 3rd DUI with minor accident BAC of .183%, no jail time received CPAC and PWS, Dismissed all other charges.

E.W - Central- DUI with accident BAC .166% and traffic accident on I-5 rolled vehicle. Negotiated to a standard first offense, no jail time, no Ignition Interlock Device, no Public Work Service, no SCRAM, classes and pay fine.

A.B. - North County- DUI with property damage, BAC .211%, No jail, No Ignition Interlock, No SCRAM, No Public Work Service, pay fine and classes.

B.P. - East County Superior Court- DUI with BAC of .121, Dismissed to a wet reckless.

J.L. - Central District- DUI with BAC of .11 with accident, totaled vehicle, vehicle rolled and struck another vehicle. Result: 3 years summary probation, No custody, No Public Work, No Ignition Interlock, No SCRAM.

J.H. EL CAJON - DUI with Prior DUI, Driving without a valid License. Result: NO Jail Time, No Ignition Interlock Device, No SCRAM, No Multiple Conviction Program, No work release, client had to pay fine and classes.

PEOPLE V. B.R.  DUI with great bodily injury, child endangerment (2 children under 14 in vehicle) and high BAC. Initial offer 3 years state prison. Resolved case for 180 days electronic monitoring.

PEOPLE V. D.T. Defendant had 7th lifetime DUI with prison prior for felony DUI. Offer was probation.

PEOPLE V. C.S. Dui with injury, high BAC. Case reduced from felony to misdemeanor. No custody, no IID.

PEOPLE V. B.G Dui with collision, high BAC. Defendant was from out of state. 20 days public work (picking up trash on the freeway) converted to 160 hours volunteer work at any non-profit.

PEOPLE V. V.B DUI with alcohol and prescription medication. DMV wanted lifetime prohibition on driving due to medical issues. License reinstated.

PEOPLE V. R.P. Defendant arrested for DUI while drinking in vehicle parked in his own driveway. Case dismissed. License reinstated.

PEOPLE V. D.T. Dui causing accident with injury, high BAC, hit and run. Defendant t-boned a vehicle driven by pregnant woman, fled the scene and had a BAC of .15 No custody, no IID.

PEOPLE V. J.W. Defendant was driving four wheel drive vehicle in desert at night. Stopped by park ranger for having driving lights that were too bright. BAC was .18. Case dismissed after successful suppression motion determining the traffic stop was illegal.

PEOPLE V. A.L. Defendant was stopped by harbor patrol for not displaying a light on the bow of his 14 dinghy. BAC .10. Case dismissed at trial on defense motion. Judge ruled the case was “preposterous”.

PEOPLE V. R.K. Defendant was pulled over leaving a bar at closing time. Cop stated probable cause for the stop was no headlights. At suppression motion defense called factory expert on the vehicle who testified the headlights on the vehicle in question are illuminated at all times and that the function could not be disabled by the driver. Court ruled that Cop lied. Case dismissed.

PEOPLE V. J.P. - Client sentenced to 120 days of custody servable through house arrest.  While on electronic monitoring, client violates electronic monitoring rules 6 times.  After 3 court appearances and 2 chambers conferences, judge agrees to maintain the same sentence for client.  Client essentially escapes all his probation violations and can receive half-time credit while on electronic monitoring.  Case will result only in 60 days of house arrest.

PEOPLE V. V.C. - Client charged with second time DUI while driving over 105mph.  DA insists on 180 days of actual custody.  After multiple discussions with the judge and 4 hours of in court advocacy, judge agrees to circumvent the DA and offer a setence of 135 days custody, servable through electronic monitoring.  In other words, instead of 180 days of actual jail time, client merely needs to wear an ankle bracelet for 135 days!

PEOPLE V. S.T. - Client charged with DUI along with a high BAC allegation.  Secured disposition with only probation and classes.  NO IID, no custody, no SCRAM and/or electronic monitoring device, and no designation as a traffic hazard.  

PEOPLE V. B.R. - Client convicted of a second time DUI, and  faces DUI probation violation on a warrant over a year old.  Secured a disposition where client escapes all punishment for this violation.  Client treated as if this warrant never existed!

PEOPLE V. E.S. - Client faces probation violation on a warrant over 2 months old.  Secured disposition in which client faces no additional penalty for the warrant.  Client treated as if the warrant and the probation violation never happened!

PEOPLE V. L.W. - Juvenile facing DUI charge.  Giving client's young age and immigrant status, losing the case would put his status, schooling, insurance, and driving privileges at risk.  Secured a disposition where the case is dismissed altogether!

PEOPLE V. R.C. - Client pled guilty to a DUI in which we secured a disposition involving no IID, no custody, no SCRAM, no special designations.  All client must do is complete a 3 month class and a MADD panel.  Subsequently, client arrested for a bar fight.  The bar fight arrest was dismissed and the DUI probation was not even revoked!  Client treated as if the second arrest never happened!

PEOPLE V. J.V. - Client faces a warrant at least a year old.  Client is out of state and faces extremely detrimental consequences both at current workplace and in future employment.  Secured a disposition in which client is treated like anyone else; that is, client's warrant and probation violation is treated as if they never happened!

PEOPLE V. R.W. - Client charged with DUI causing a flipped car, a knocked down tree, and multiple independent witnesses.  To make matters worse, client is a UCSD student who could lose his status if convicted.  After 6 months of negotiations, secured a deal for client to plead to a wet reckless (a lesser included offense of DUI).  The probation will involve no custody, no IID, no SCRAM, no special designation, and will last only for 3 years.  Client saves his status and avoids adverse consequences from school, too!

PEOPLE V. C.H. - Client faces second time DUI.  Worse, client works for the DOD and requires a secret clearance.  After a lengthy negotiation spanning several months, secured a disposition in which client pleads to a standard DUI, and avoids the high BAC allegation.  In addition, client avoids the mandatory custody, as well as any special designations.  Client keeps his clearance, keeps his job, and merely needs to complete his classes to put this case in his rearview mirror!

PEOPLE V. NW - Los Angeles County Superior Court – Metro Division - Client had just turned 21.  Involved in accident on freeway (no other vehicles involved). Was charged with the DUI, a Refusal, Assault on Peace Officer and Resisting arrest.  After working with the DA and the Court and providing mitigation information to Court and DA, was able to negotiate to a plea to a standard 1st and all other charges dismissed. 

PEOPLE V. RR - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Fontana Division - Client was 23-year-old kid facing life in prison for attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, felon with a firearm and gang enhancement.  Through motions and hearings, was able to suppress some evidence and witness statements calling into question DA potential for conviction of most serious charges. Just before announcing ready for Trial, able to reach plea agreement with lesser charges and client sentenced to 16 years in state prison. 

PEOPLE V. EC - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Rancho Cucamonga Division - Client charged with 5th DUI and facing 3 years state prison offer from DA and $350k bail.  Successfully filed bail reduction motion down to $150k so client could be out during duration of process.  Continued negotiations on behalf of client through Preliminary and reached negotiated court offer to 17 months with credit for 5 months so client would do remaining time in county jail instead of state prison. 

PEOPLE V. NW - Los Angeles County Superior Court – Torrance Division - Client was a minor charged with 2 counts of Assault and Battery and public intoxication.  Was successful in obtaining a DEJ plea with full dismissal upon completion of terms. 

PEOPLE V. AH - Los Angeles County Superior Court – Van Nuys Division - Client was charged with a 2nd DUI and 2 probation violations. He was facing offer of 180-days and 1-year DL suspension.  Successfully filed and won on probable cause motion based on deficiency in cause for stop and able to get full dismissal. 

PEOPLE V. DE - Orange County Superior Court – Fullerton Division - Husband and wife were in physical altercation with wife sustaining injuries and police called out.  Husband charged with felony battery upon a spouse/co-habitant.  Husband was up for promotion at work that required security clearance and could not have this on his record. Overtime, and providing letters from employer verifying promotion and requirements, was able to get case dismissed in entirety. 

PEOPLE V. JL - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Rancho Cucamonga Division - Client was charged with a 2nd and 3rd DUI and 2 probation violation charges. Cases were in multiple courts San Bernardino County and able to consolidate within one location and obtain global settlement of all matters outstanding. Took several months after working various tactics via motions to challenge blood analysis and probable cause issues. Finally able to negotiate down to a plea to only a 2nd DUI and reinstatement of probation terms, classes and fines only with credit for previous time served. 

PEOPLE V. SL - Orange County Superior Court – Santa Ana Division - Client was 18-year old kid charged with Hit & Run w/property damage and DUI.  I was able to file motion to have DUI charges thrown amid time issues for taking of the sample from client.  Then able to negotiate remaining down to DEJ offer with restitution and dismissal upon completion. 

PEOPLE V. LH - Orange County Superior Court – Westminister Division - First time DUI w/BAC taken by blood coming in at .10.  Client had no previous record.  Put together a fairly thorough mitigation packet for the DA and Judge, and was able to obtain court offer of Wet Reckless for client. 

PEOPLE V. KN - Riverside County Superior Court – Riverside Main Division - Client charged with assault and battery upon spouse/co-habitant.  At preliminary hearing was able to put doubt into case using self-defense as reasoning.  Judge agreed and refused to hold client over further, case dismissed. 

PEOPLE V. AR - Orange County Superior Court – Harbor Division - Client charged with 2nd DUI and additional enhancements of excessive speed and high BAC.  Able to obtain credit for time served, drop the speed enhancement and stipulate to lower BAC for 20 days CalTrans, DNA and standard other terms. 

PEOPLE V. RC - Orange County Superior Court – Harbor Division - Client charged with 3rd DUI (4th lifetime). DA seeking 350 days county jail time, 1-year suspension, IID and various other items.  Pushed for hardship consideration due to client’s circumstances and issues.  Compiled all encompassing mitigation packet and provided to DA and Judge for consideration.  Was successfully able to get dropped to 50 days CalTrans, 50 hours community service, scram for 30 days and 25 AAs. 

PEOPLE V. JG - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Central Division - Client was charged with DV on spouse, public intoxication and petty theft from earlier incident.  Through discussions with the wife and DA, I was able to negotiate down to a plea for just the public intoxication and a no negative contact order with credit for time served. 

PEOPLE V. JS - San Bernardino County Superior Court – Juvenile Court Division - Client is 16-year old and was charged with felony trespassing. No previous record but DA was pushing hard at onset for at least misdemeanor plea.  However, was successfully able to obtain DEJ with 40 hours community service and dismissal upon completion.