Thursday, June 19, 2008

San Joaquin County California Sheriff Baxter Dunn has been ordered back to federal prison for one month, after his conviction on a DUI

California DUI lawyers report that former San Joaquin County Sheriff Baxter Dunn has been ordered back to federal prison for one month, after his conviction on a DUI which violated his federal probation in a corruption case.

While Baxter will have to return to a prison cell for one month, he also dodged a bullet. The probation recommendation was to also extend Baxter's federal probation by one year. California DUI lawyers report that Englund, however, agreed to keep the original probation time period which ends in December of this year.

In 2005, Dunn was convicted of mail fraud in an alleged corruption scheme where he used his position as sheriff to try and influence a contract for a power plant at the Port of Stockton. He served six months in federal prison and was then place on three years probation, according to California DUI lawyers.

Then on November 29, 2007, while still on federal probation, Dunn was arrested in Manteca for drunk driving after he rear-ended a truck and injured the driver, per California DUI attorneys. The charge was initially a felony DUI, but then was reduced. In February, he pleaded no contest to the DUI charge in state court, report California DUI lawyers.

All sides, however, agreed that other than the DUI, Dunn has done everything right while on supervised release.

"Mr. Dunn takes full responsibility for his actions. He has no excuses," pointed out California defense attorney Al Ellis.

California defense lawyer Ellis also requested Dunn serve his new sentence at the federal facility in Sheridan, Oregon near Portland, a minimum security facility, California DUI lawyers hear.