Clients DUI Case Dismissed After District Attorney's Office Backed Down
My client was charged with a DUI in San Mateo County. She was stopped by the officer after she crossed the lane divider. The officer said that his suspicions were aroused due to the fact that my client kept looking back at him from her side and rear view mirrors. My client had just got off work as a bartender but she hadn't been consuming alcoholic beverages. However, the officer believed that my client was under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant after he had her perform field sobriety tests. When the officer arrested my client and informed her that she had to submit to blood or urine test to detect the presence of drugs, my client refused. After working with my client's doctor to present a defense to the DUI charge we were ready for trial. But, on the day of trial, the District Attorney's Office backed down and dismissed the case.