There is always error in breath testing by at least .01, to .02, and if you are still in the absorptive state, the accuracy is lower, so you have a good case, and at minimum if you cannot afford trial should be reduced.
What was he doing with a gun in the car? AND DON'T ANSWER THAT ON LINE, BUT get an attorney right now. I don't worry about what the police charge with as they all think they are lawyers and are not, it is what the DA charges and they have to prove it. Those are two different things. Get a good criminal defense lawyer because he still has some other problems here. Long Beach try Barry Simons
You just asked this question, and have answers. Asking it over and over does not change the the facts or answers. The expungement is generally not given while someone is on probation, but the 1974 case is so old, the judge should have given it to him, but there must be something else not presented here, why is it your brother is not explaining all of this so nothing is missing?
It really does not matter at this point. If the DA has given a break in charging this as a misdemeanor instead of a felony, that is a big deal. He should have a lawyer review this to make sure that is what is being offered and the penalties. Get to a local lawyer with these issues.
When you say a professional driver, are you talking about driving with a Commercial License either Class A or B? If so, it will remain there forever, and if you get another dui, California DMV will take your Commercial License for LIFE. Not sure if you are Class A, B, or C professional driver from your questions and the answers are different. Get a free consultation from a DUI lawyer in your area.
You should contact jack Noonan who is in that area. Remember, you must be off probation to make this request, and an attorney may be able to get your probation reduced for a hardship under certain circumstances. Speak privately with the attorney because this does not hide everything to everyone including government agencies.
Normally, if you go to court without insurance there is high fine. However, if you obtain the insurance before you go to court, they reduce the fine dramatically. Having a prior DUI has nothing to do with not having insurance.
your question is not clear. Are you asking if a lawyer has only handled four 288 cases, and will that be a problem for you? If that is your question, it will depend on the lawyer. Some lawyers have great result on the first case they handle, and some do the same thing over and over without ever getting a good result. You have to have confidence in the lawyer you hire.