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Costa County Client Charged for Driving Under the Influence

In Contra Costa County, client in Albany was charged with a violation of Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) and (b) – (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Having a 0.08% or Higher Blood Alcohol) along with a violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11350 – (Possessing a Controlled Substance).  Despite our client having a prior charge for a drug case in another county, after aggressive negotiations with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office, the District Attorney's office dismissed the drug charge and client was sentenced to a simple 1st Offense DUI.

Practice area(s): Car / Auto Accident

Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 30 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson