Client DD was facing his 3rd DUI in less than 5 years. He was arrested
with a high Blood Alcohol Content of 0.21, which, with the recent past
DUI convictions, meant the District Attorney would be seeking a stiff
sentence with mandatory jail time.
Mandatory jail time on a 3rd DUI has a MINIMUM sentence of 120 days jail
that cannot be served through the Weekend Work Program / Sheriff's
Such a long jail term meant the client would certainly lose his job.
The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant worked first to secure the client's
wellbeing and got him enrolled in a detoxification / inpatient alcohol
Because his client works full-time and cares for his young daughter, Mr.
Arant also negotiated with the District Attorney and court to avoid his
client being taken into custody to set bail, which is usually mandatory
in a 3rd DUI scenario.
Mr. Arant arranged to avoid bail setting by arranging for the client to
be placed on an electronic monitor known as a Secure Continuous Remote
Alcohol Monitor or "SCRAM" bracelet, which ensures that the
individual being monitored does not consume any alcohol while in the program.
Due to the negotiations by The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, and the
client's excellent progress in the difficult path of recovery from
substance abuse, Mr. Arant worked out a deal where the client served his
sentence through weekend jail at the North Alameda County Jail.
This was extremely important for the client because it meant the client
could keep his job and work during the week to continue to support his family.
Another great victory for the defense!