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Recent DUI Defense Case Results (December 2022)

Posted by Mike Donaldson | Dec 19, 2022 | 0 Comments


felony dui w/ gbi – reduced to misdemeanor & no jail time

Our client was charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol, with an enhancement for causing great bodily injury resulting in coma and/or paralysis, which carries up to 8 years in state prison. The felony charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and the GBI enhancement stricken, and no jail time was imposed.

.27% DUI w/ accident for nurse = dui dismissed

Our client, a registered nurse, was charged with DUI resulting from a traffic collision. Her BAC results were .26%/.27%. After negotiations prior to a jury trial, the DUI charges were dismissed in exchange for a plea to reckless driving, which will save her nursing license.

.22% DUI for nurse = reckless driving

Our client, a registered nurse, was charged with DUI after a traffic stop and analysis of her blood revealed a BAC of .223%. After setting the matter for a suppression motion under PC 1538.5, and a jury trial, the DUI charges were dismissed.

.15% DUI w/ refusal = dismissed no DMV suspension

Our client, a licensed vocational nurse, was charged with DUI after a traffic stop. She was also facing a 1-year license suspension at the DMV for allegedly refusing a breath/blood test. Our office won her DMV hearing, no license suspension, and the DUI charges were dismissed after a negotiated plea.

About the Author

Mike Donaldson

Mike is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College, and has lectured new attorneys at the Riverside County Public Defender on DUI Defense. Mike is the President of the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, and a part-time professor of Political Science at Mt. San Jacinto College.


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