Homicide PC 187
People v. Jon Doe (Driving Safety Administration Hearing) Driving under the influence
In this matter my office along with our expert Jonathan Rooker, were successful in winning the administrative hearing, allowing our client to retain his right to drive following a driving under the influence charge. When a person is accused of driving under the influence not only does that individual have to defend him or her self in criminal court but they also have to protect their privilege to drive a motor vehicle from the DMV. If our office is retained on a DUI case, we not only defend you in court but we defend you at an administrative hearing, the purpose of which is to take your license away.
In this particular case, my client had a breath alcohol reading of .08, it was prudent in this matter to consult with and retain an expert to attack the findings of the alcohol test. After consulting with the expert it became apparent that at the time of driving my client did not have a breath alcohol reading above or at a .08 percent. At the administrative hearing, our expert Jonathan Rooker testified, his testimony was instrumental in defending my client's privilege to drive. Ultimately, my client was able to retain his license, which was extremely important as he is gainfully employed with small children.
When my client first came in for a consultation and we discussed the facts I knew right away that in order to defend him properly we would need to retain an expert. As I explained the need to hire an expert for my client, I also told him that I would not take the case unless our retainer agreement includes the necessary funds for an expert. Most attorney's would have taken this case regardless, however, as I explained to this particular client and many others, is that if I'm retained I do not want our defense to be handicapped, I know what it takes to get the result you desire, I know what I expect from myself, and I will not take a case if my hands are tied. The client understood, and although he had other attorney's quote him far less he still retained our office.
Being a good attorney and getting good results, unfortunately, requires resources. Our office understands this, and this is why we consistently obtain the best possible result for our clients.