Driving Under Influence and blood alcohol above .08 - - Drunk Driving. Motorcyclist client, thought by police to be a "biker," arrested as he pulled out of his driveway. Defense showed police bias against motorcyclist based on client's appearance.
Prominent businessperson client stopped by CHP n Hwy 101. Accused by police officer of drunk driving; defense cross-examination destroyed police officer's credibility.
Defense proves faulty breath testing equipment and inappropriate field sobriety tests performed on disabled 65 year old driver by VPD.
Prosecution claims client's solo traffic collision is client's fault. Defense shows that blood test is inconclusive. Defense shows improper CHP investigation. Jury convinced that the prosecution did not prove that the collision is client's fault rather than an undiscovered driver's fault.
.08/.08 breath test and field sobriety test administered by VPD to flight attendant driving home from party at a Ventura restaurant. Defense successfully challenged chemical test and field sobriety tests.
Client stopped by VPD on Olivas Park Drive for DUI while driving home from daughter's wedding. Defense result was an acquittal for client.
Client stopped in Camarillo shopping center for DUI. Defense attacked questionable police identification of actual driver obtaining a not guilty verdict.
Client arrested for DUI. Defense successfully contends that booking photo shows client's eyes clear and alert contrary to police officer's description of "red, watery and tired."
As case sent to trial, Defense persuades District Attorney's office that this Oxnard .07/.07 breath case should be dismissed as it could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Dismissed at trial. Defense showed that Xanax did not cause erratic driving on Pleasant Valley Road in Camarillo. Defense pointed to client's physical disability rather than driving under the influence of a prescription drug.
Felony DUI - guilty. Judge and DA insist on maximum sentence. After trial, judge imposed minimum sentence instead of maximum based on quality of defense representation. Defense mitigated consequences even though the verdict was adverse.