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Accidents and San Diego DUIs

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2014 | Firm News |

I was reading the news today and ran by an article about a suspected San Diego DUI driver that hit a police car (see article below) as it was going on the wrong side of the freeway.

A San Diego DUI resulting in a collision is considered an aggravating factor in the case to the prosecution.  It is much more of a challenge for defense to obtain an offer when there is a collision.  The prosecution goes above the standard penalties for a particular blood alcohol level.   Their stance of course is reasonable IF the facts support aggravated facts.


Where this blanket policy becomes an issue is when a collision is minimal.  For example, if someone gets in a slight fender bender.  No one is hurt and the client took care of the damage before the first hearing.  These facts should not result in a bar to an offer.  Another example is when there was an accident, but there are true issues in the case (such as the client may not in fact be the driver).  The prosecution will remain steadfast in the face of questionable evidence because there was an accident.

These scenarios are commonplace for attorneys who regularly deal with San Diego DUIs.  It is vital to be proactive in the situations and get the facts in order.  The prosecution (and judge) will read “accident” and “collision” and their amenability to give a reasonable offer becomes more of a challenge.  Taking care of this issue early inevitability assists a client in achieving a more favorable resolution of their San Diego DUI case.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected]



SAN DIEGO — A woman suspected of drunken driving was arrested early Monday after authorities said she drove the wrong way on two highways and collided with a California Highway Patrol car.

Authorities were notified about 1:35 a.m. that a driver in a Mitsubishi Mirage was heading west in the eastbound lanes of state Route 52. The driver then exited onto Interstate 5 and headed south in the northbound lanes where she sideswiped the patrol car, the CHP said.

The driver was stopped and taken into custody and booked into jail on DUI charges, the CHP said.

No injuries were reported.

The full article can be found here.



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