Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sheriff pleads not guilty to California Drunk Driving / DUI

California DUI lawyer news - California DUI attorney update on Sheriff's California Drunk Driving / DUI:

December 11, 2007

The former San Joaquin County sheriff, charged with California Drunk Driving / DUI, choose not to show up to a California Drunk Driving Manteca courtroom Monday.

Baxter Dunn, who is facing two misdemeanor charges relating to a California Drunk Driving / DUI crash, was not required to attend in person. Instead, his California Drunk Driving / DUI criminal defense lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

The CHP says the former sheriff failed several California Drunk Driving sobriety tests after he rear-ended a Ceres man on Highway 120 two weeks ago.

The original charges were California Drunk Driving / DUI felonies. But Dunn's California Drunk Driving / DUI criminal defense attorney, Albert Eliis, denies any special treatment.

"In this case, I believe the district attorney's office appropriately looked at the reports, the charges, and I don't see this case as different from any of the others that I've seen in 30 years of practice," he said.

Dunn is currently on federal probation after he plead guilty to a public corruption scheme two years ago, involving mail fraud and extortion.

His pre-trial hearing in the California Drunk Driving / DUI case is January 2nd.