A stand in attorney unsuccessfully argued for a motion to suppress on the grounds that the officer did not obtain a search warrant after doing a forced blood draw. The phlebotomist was terminated and therefore was not present to testify (she failed to show for the subpoena). My attorney was not present and my only choice was to plea or go to trial with a sit in attorney who had never been in trial before. (SF rule trial is immediate after motion to suppress) I need some assistance salvaging my case. Sentencing has been deferred for a month. Unfortunately, the attorneys did not litigate on whether the traffic stop itself was lawful, which I was hoping for. Moreover, I did not realize that I was pleading to all the charges and allegations. My career hangs in the balance.
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