DUI CASE RESULTS
First time DUI .15 BAC: According to the California Highway Patrol, client allegedly drove on Union Street going in the wrong direction on a one way street in the City of Pasadena and then blew a .17/ .16 BAC at the scene and a .15/ .15 BAC at the South Pasadena Police station. Attorney Kita filed a motion to suppress evidence and was able to show that the California Highway Patrolman was not credible. The Court agreed and the evidence was suppressed and the case was dismissed.
First time DUI Refusal. Client was arrested by LAPD for Health and Safety Code 11550 Under the Influence of a controlled Substance, Possession of a controlled substance, and for DUI and a refusal enhancement. Police alleged that client drove on Vista Del Mar at a high rate of speed and was pulled over for speeding. Police conducted a field sobriety test and formed the opinion she was under the influence of a controlled substance. Police also allegedly found a methamphetamine baggie in her purse. Mr. Kita was able to get the entire case dismissed on the second court appearance.
First time DUI. Client arrested by Burbank Police and the Burbank City Prosecutor charged client with driving under the influence under vehicle code section 23152(a). Mr. Kita was able to get the DUI charge dismissed and esolved it for a infraction ticket for making an illegal turn.
Second time DUI. Client charged with second time DUI and a refusal by the Burbank City Prosecutors Office. Mr. Kita was able to get the DUI charge dismissed and resolved the case for resisting or delaying a police officer in violation of penal code section 148. The plea involved no classes, no fines and no probation.
Felony DUI with .19 BAC with Great Bodily Injury: Client was on probation for DUI when he picked up another DUI that caused serious injury including a broken leg, and hip. Client faced up to 6 years because of the Strike added because of the great bodily injury. The initial offer was 4 years in state prison. Our office was able to get the client probation and treatment in a residential drug & alcohol program to avoid prison. Our office was also able to get the strike enhancement dismissed.
Felony DUI (4th time DUI) with a prior strike: Client was arrested for his fourth time DUI and it was filed as a felony. He faced double prison time because of a prior robbery strike he had previously. He faced up to seven years in prison. Our office filed a motion to strike one of his priors and was able to get his clients case reduced to a misdemeanor.
Felony DUI (4th time DUI): Client was arrested for his fourth time DUI. He faced the possibility of prison between sixteen months, two years, or three years. Our office saved his client from going to prison and was able to get his client placed in a local residential drug treatment program at the Beacon House.
Felony DUI (7th time DUI): Client had previously been sent to prison for a felony DUI with his prior court appointed lawyer. On this case, he hired Mr. Kita who worked out a probation resolution with no jail.
Third time DUI: Client who had a .15 / .15BAC was charged with a third time DUI. He was facing 120 days in the county jail. Police pulled him over for supposedly impeding traffic. Our office filed a motion to suppress which was granted and the case was dismissed.
Second time DUI: Client had a blood alcohol level more than 3 times the legal limit with a .27 BAC. Our office filed a motion to suppress which was granted. The case was dismissed.
Second time DUI: Client was arrested for second time DUI with .20 BAC. No driving issue. Reduced to drunk in public.
First time DUI/ Refusal: Client was alleged to have been beligerent and uncooperative with police. The jury was unable to convict. Hung Jury.
First time DUI/ Possession of drugs: Client was offered a standard 1st time DUI deal with proposition 36 consequences for drug possession. He hired our office and we filed a motion to supress. The officer was not credible during cross examination.. It was granted and the case was dismissed.
First time DUI .15 BAC: Client, an armored car driver, was pulled over in his personal vehicle for having something hanging from his rear view mirrow. The prosecution filed the wrong section for the basis for the traffic stop. The judge allowed the prosecutor to charge the proper section after the supression motion was filed and heard. Yet, our office was still able to convince the judge the prosecution had not met its burden. The case was dismissed.
First time DUI .08 BAC: Client admitted to having six beers and weaving within the lanes for a mile and a half driving 85 miles per hour. Not Guilty Verdict.
First time DUI .10 BAC: Client was pulled over for not having his front license plates. When the police officer approached the vehicle, he observed client without his shirt on and observed that client has thrown up all over his clothes and had urinated in his pants. Client reportedly also failed all field sobriety tests. Mr. Kita was able to get this case reduced to a dry reckless, meaning that the case cannot be used as a priorable offense.
First time DUI Refusal with car accident: Client was at a Carls Jr. Drive Through when it was alleged that she got into a car accident with the car in front of her. What allegedly ensued was a fight between the two drivers. She was accused of DUI, Refusal, Assault, Destroying property, and resisting arrest. Reduced to DRY.
First time DUI .11 BAC: Client arrested for DUI with a .11 BAC. No Bad Driving. Not Guilty.
First time DUI: .09 BAC: Client had been arrested for DUI with a .09. Not Guilty.
First time DUI: .07/ .08 BAC Prosecutor filed DUI against client. Case dismissed a trial.
First time DUI .06/ .07 BAC. Case should have never been filed. Case dismissed at trial.
First time DUI .08/.09 BAC. Client, a successful realtor at Century 21, blew a .10 BAC at the scene and a BAC of .08/.09 at the station. Mr. Kita was able to get the case reduced by the District Attorney to a dry reckless. This is a non-alcohol related offense and does not count as a prior.
First time DUI: .09 BAC. Client, a employee at Cal Tech in Pasadena, was stopped by CHP for weaving and for having a blood test result of .09. Mr. Kita prepared the case for jury trial and on the first day of jury trial was able to resolve the case for exhibition of speed and was able to get the DUI charges dismissed. The exhibition of speed plea does not count as a prior since it us an unrelated charge.