Jury Trial win in Fullerton
It is always a pleasure to beat the odds in a hostile environment. The young deputy district attorneys prosecuting DUI charges in North Justice Center, Fullerton, Orange County are given little discretion to treat cases individually and fairly. The standard position is to treat everyone punitively including handing out jail time like candy. Prosecutors tend to be dismissive and unwilling to listen to defense counsel. Any experienced DUI lawyer in Orange County will have his or her own story to tell about how the prosecutors in Fullerton are unwilling to listen to mitigation or defenses in DUI cases.
In this context it was with great pleasure that a jury in Fullerton took just one and a half hours to deliberate before finding my client not guilty of DUI yesterday. This was a tough case as my client had been involved in an accident, had refused all tests and the Fullerton police had taken a blood sample from him without consent. The result of the blood test was .10%.
Although most defendants would prefer to negotiate a settlement than go to trial, sometimes it is necessary when a prosecutor refuses to be fair and listen to argument. If you feel that you have been unfairly charged with DUI and you wish to consider taking your case to jury trial, please call experienced DUI trial attorney, Nigel Witham of Gold & Witham for a free consultation.