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San Francisco County Client Charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol--No Jail Time

July 2015

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San Francisco County client was driving with .31 blood alcohol level (almost 5 times the legal limit) along with high levels of prescription medications, committed a hit and run after hitting a parked vehicle and fled the scene, then got into another solo collision where he rolled his vehicle.  Client was charged with a violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) and 23152(b) – driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more, Vehicle Code Section 20002(a) – hit and run with special a enhancement for driving with a blood alcohol level over .20 and the District Attorney sought to amend the compliant to add a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.  After presenting a strong case in mitigation on behalf of our client and after numerous contacts with the San Francisco County District Attorney's Office, our client was convicted of only a violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) and was placed on probation with No Jail Time

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Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 25 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.

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Seth P. Chazin is a San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Defense Lawyer with over 25 years experience.

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