DUI in Metropolitan Court
Yesterday I posted a blog complaining about the lack of discretion given to young deputy district attorneys in Los Angeles, when dealing with DUI cases. The situation is entirely different in downtown Los Angeles. In Metropolitan Court on South Hill Street in Los Angeles, misdemeanor drunk driving cases are prosecuted by the Los Angeles City Prosecutors Office. It is our experience that the lawyers working in this office are experienced, intelligent and have real discretion to make tough decisions in plea bargain negotiations. Much more can be achieved on behalf of clients charged in this jurisdicton. This is not to say that it is easy to get charges reduced, but you can at least be assured of fair and balanced decision making.
This morning I was able to get DUI charges dismissed for a client in return for a plea to an "exhibition of speed" with a penalty of two years informal probation and a fine of $240. The breath alcohol readings were .10 and .11. However the results on the PAS test were .09 and .09. The prosecutor accepted that it was possible that the defendant could have been below .08 at the time of driving.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Los Angeles, you should be aware that policies and penalties vary from court to court. Los Angeles DUI lawyers, Jeffrey Gold and Nigel Witham have many years of experience representing clients charged with DUI in Los Angeles and are familiar with the politics of defending DUI charges from court to court. You may call them for a free case evaluation at 562 938 7771.