The client was extremely concerned about the prospect of losing his job if his driver’s license was suspended. Thankfully we were able to craft a defense that led to us winning the DMV hearing and having the DUI charges reduced
Riverside, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client recently was able to avoid jail time and driver’s license suspension after being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Old Town Temecula. The client was represented by experienced DUI defense attorney, Andrei F. Lapine, who assisted the client to hire an expert witness to testify that the client did not have a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit. As a result of Mr. Lapine’s assistance, the client was able to maintain his job which he has had for over 15 years and avoid serving a lengthy jail sentence.
“The client was extremely concerned about the prospect of losing his job if his driver’s license was suspended. Thankfully we were able to craft a defense that led to us winning the DMV hearing and having the DUI charges reduced,” said Mr. Lapine. “The client completely avoided a suspension of his license and he was able to keep his job that he has had for over 15 years.”
According to court record from Riverside Superior Court, the client was arrested for driving under the influence shortly after leaving a bar in Old Town Temecula. After his arrest, the client took two breath tests, which both registered at a .10 blood alcohol concentration. The client was charged with two DUI misdemeanors under California Vehicle Code section 23152, and faced the possibility of up to six months imprisonment in the county jail if convicted. The client also faced a separate six month driver’s license suspension from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if convicted.
The client sought out the assistance of Mr. Lapine to help him fight against the DUI charges and avoid the severe consequences that would result from a conviction. The client expressed concern that a license suspension would cause him to lose his job of 15 years according to court documents. Keeping the client’s concerns in mind, Mr. Lapine carefully reviewed the facts of the case and found that expert testimony would provide a strong defense to the charges. Mr. Lapine assisted the client to hire a forensic alcohol expert to examine the circumstances of the case. After reviewing the circumstances of the case, the expert concluded that the client’s blood alcohol content was below the legal limit of .08 when he was driving, but had risen to .10 after he was stopped by the police.
At the DMV hearing the expert offered his testimony that the client had blood alcohol content under .08 at the time he was operating the vehicle according to court record. The expert’s testimony helped the client win the DMV hearing and maintain his driving privileges. In addition, Mr. Lapine was able to convince the District Attorney to reduce the charges to reckless driving, a lesser offense, after presenting the District Attorney with evidence of the expert’s testimony. As a result, the client never had his license suspended and was able to avoid spending six months in jail. Ultimately, the client was able to keep his job and move on with his life past the DUI charges.
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