Karina Jacobo’s Answers

Karina Jacobo

San Francisco DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. 2ND DUI W/ TEST REFUSAL. GOT FORCED BLOOD TEST.BAC 0.11. LAST DUI convicted on 10/18/04.Can I get the IID Resttricted License ?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Laurens Driessen
    2. Karina Jacobo
    3. John Joseph VanDervoort
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, you do have to wait out at least 1 year of the suspension before getting your license back. Normally, you could get your license restricted with IID installation after 90 days, but you have a 2nd REFUSAL & the statute doesn't allow you then to get your license back before then.

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  2. Diabetes sugar levels is high and BAC report is 0.14

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Karina Jacobo
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    Possibly. One thing that is unclear from your question is whether you took a breath or a blood test. Breath testing devices can give false highs when a person is in a state of ketoacidosis due to their diabetes. Ketones can be expelled in the breath causing the breath testing device to be inaccurate (hence providing you with a defense). But, without knowing more regarding your case (what kind of test you took and your specific medical situation) it is impossible to give more guidance.

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  3. DUI With Enhancements In the State of California

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Karina Jacobo
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    4 lawyer answers

    After the period of probation has been completed, an individual can request a "vacation of conviction" pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4. If granted by the court (and it typically is in situations where the individual has completed all terms of probation and has not committed any new misdemeanors or felonies), then what shows up on your criminal history (rap sheet) is that the individual was arrested, the case was filed and dismissed (i.e. the "conviction" gets "vacated"). That, however,...

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  4. My 19 year old daughter was arrested for DUI for pot.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. David Philip Shapiro
    2. Karina Jacobo
    3. Debra Sarah White
    4. Manny Daskal
    5 lawyer answers

    Not knowing more about the circumstances leading up to the stop, etc. it is impossible to determine how she should plead. Since she's only 19 years old, it is probably fairly likely that she'd qualify for the services of a public defender. She should get a public defender, go over her police report & find out her possible defenses before even considering a plea of guilty or no contest. She should also at least consult with a private attorney as a public defender may not be able to adequately...

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  5. Job application asking if i were convicted of a crime other than a traffic violation. i had a dui dropped to wet reckless 3 year

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jimmy Cha
    2. Nafiseh Nina Trehzure Hodjat
    3. Karina Jacobo
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    4 lawyer answers

    A wet reckless is a crime. It is a misdemeanor. You should disclose it. When your probationary period is up, you should consider requesting a vacation of conviction pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 1203.4 in order to get the conviction taken off of your criminal history.

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  6. What are my chances of recalling a DUI warrant without the help of an attorney?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Karina Jacobo
    2. Nafiseh Nina Trehzure Hodjat
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4 lawyer answers

    Add your case to calendar in your jurisdiction & tell the judge you need a re-referral to the DUI program. Many judges will simply recall the warrant & allow you to go back to your DUI program.

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  7. Explaining my dui in 07 to a medical review board

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Karina Jacobo
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Douglas Charles Michie
    4. Wayne Rodgers Foote
    4 lawyer answers

    From my experience in speaking with the individuals who make disciplinary decisions for medical review boards on behalf of my clients, it is important to detail that your arrest was an isolated incident and that you were not 'on-call' or otherwise working when the incident took place. Detail that no drugs were involved. Be as straightforward as possible, letting them know that you acknowledged wrongdoing and accepted responsibility. And remind them that since this one isolated incident of...

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  8. Drivers license and seat belt checkpoints, are they legal? Do they have adhere to the sane laws as DUI checkpoints?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Karina Jacobo
    3 lawyer answers

    Checkpoint stops are legal, but they have to adhere to certain guidelines in order to establish compliance. You need to speak to an experienced attorney in order to determine whether there are viable defenses for you.

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  9. When setting up a sobriety checkpoint, are police required to provide an alternate route for drivers to avoid the checkpoint?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    3. Karina Jacobo
    3 lawyer answers

    Under the Ingersoll case, a driver cannot be punished (i.e. followed and stopped) for using an escape route. But Ingersoll does not specifically say that there MUST be an escape route, although obviously not having an escape route is the functional equivalent of stopping every car that uses the escape route. There are no cases directly on point, though.

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  10. Drunk in public and I violated my probation (previous DUI)

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Manny Daskal
    2. Karina Jacobo
    3. Nafiseh Nina Trehzure Hodjat
    3 lawyer answers

    It looks like the feedback you received from the attorney you spoke with was accurate. The probation violation, if they file one, is likely to be your biggest concern. A local attorney should be able to tell you what you're looking at insofar as punishment.

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