Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Defense Sentencing Request Granted
Description:The client, a UPS employee (non driver) of nearly two decades, was arrested in South Los Angeles for 3rd Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. The client’s Blood Alcohol Content was 0.19%, nearly two and a half times the legal limit. To avoid the mandatory minimum 120 days in Los Angeles County Jail, which would result in the loss of the client’s job, defense counsel filed a Memorandum of Good Cause to show that alternative sentencing would be more appropriate. The Memo prompted the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in Metro Courthouse to offer the client the 30/30 program and thus save his job.