DUI Defense Results - Cases from June 2004 to June 2007
The pie charts on this page illustrate the success of Steve Karimi in the defense of DUI cases in King County and other western Washington courts between June 2004 and June 2007. Of the 164 DUI defense cases that he handled in this three year period, only four (usually with past criminal records) resulted in a conviction or guilty plea on the offense originally charged. To learn what his skill could mean for your DUI defense, contact the Law Offices of Steve Karimi in Seattle for a free consultation.
DUI Case Results With a Breath or Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) under .15
In the three-year period covered by these DUI case results, defense attorney Steve Karimi handled 85 cases where the original charge was drunk driving with a BAC below .15 percent. Only four of these cases resulted in convictions of that charge. Four cases resulted in dismissal or not guilty verdicts, and the vast majority of the others resulted in pleas to such lesser traffic offenses as Negligent Driving 1, Negligent Driving 2 or stipulations for deferred prosecution or continuance to dismissal. These lesser offenses do not involve mandatory license suspensions or jail as in DUI convictions. These results therefore should be regarded as defense victories.
Figure 1 - Steve Karimi's defense results in 85 DUI defense cases, June 2004 to June 2007, breath or blood alcohol concentration below .15 percent:
These figures indicate that very few of Steve Karimi's DUI clients were convicted of the drunk driving offense originally charged over the three-year period ending in June 2007.
DUI Case Results With a Breath or Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over .15 or Refusal of Test
Seattle DUI defense lawyer Steve Karimi was also successful in the defense of more serious drunk driving charges - those involving a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or greater and test refusals. The fines, jail time, and license suspensions on a conviction of that charge are much more severe than the consequences that follow conviction of DUI with a lesser BAC or "no breath test result."
Of the 79 cases originally charged as DUI with BAC greater than .15 or test refusal that Steve Karimi handled between June 2004 and June 2007, not a single one resulted in a conviction as charged. Only 30 resulted in a DUI conviction with "no test." Many of the other cases ended up as a deferred prosecution, meaning that the defendant would face no criminal prosecution if he or she stayed out of further trouble and sought needed treatment.
Figure 2 - Steve Karimi's defense results in 79 DUI defense cases, June 2004 to June 2007, breath or blood alcohol concentration above .15 percent or refusal of test:
This information should not be taken as a prediction of the result in your DUI case, but is merely a depiction of the results achieved on behalf of Steve Karimi's clients over a three-year period. Every DUI case is different, and your outcome will depend on many factors, including the reason why the officer stopped your car, prior criminal history, what the officer observed, and how the observations were documented, or the results of a field sobriety test, in addition to the results of your BAC breath test.
For additional information about his ability to protect your interests in any DUI case, contact the Law Offices of Steve Karimi in downtown Seattle.