Revenue shortages continue to plague California’s judicial system—a phenomena bringing both good news and bad news to those facing DUI charges for allegedly driving under the influence.
The good news for individuals accused of violating California Vehicle Code sections 23152(a) (driving under the influence) and 23152(b) (driving with a .08 percent or higher alcohol content), is that many District Attorney offices have been forced to cut back on salaried prosecutors, relying instead on inexperienced volunteers from civil firms looking for trial experience. Furthermore, cutbacks on clerk staffing for courtrooms and court commissioners has further clogged the system and is forcing judges and prosecutors to be more flexible with plea and sentencing offers.
The bad news is increased pecuniary assessments are being added to fines, and law enforcement agencies making more frequent demands for purported “emergency response costs.”
If you wish to consult with a DUI defense lawyer in Northern California, call Board-Certified DUI defense attorney Paul Burglin at (415) 453-0534, or visit his website at www.burglin.com.