A former Orange County clerk had been illegally resolving roughly 1,000
DUI and misdemeanor traffic cases, according to court officials. The clerk,
who no longer works with the court, perpetrated a scheme whereby mainly
Latino defendants were illegally and fraudulently given heavily reduced
penalties or punishments which were never realized.
The court has launched an investigation to correct these cases with an
Orange County public corruption task force. It is also being reported
that Orange County DUI attorneys are being called by the court regarding
clients they had never represented before. It is believed that someone
used the names of firm attorneys to make the illegal resolutions appear
legitimate. Court records even showed that some defendants had been clients
of certain attorneys, but when questioned, the attorneys had no record
of representing them.
It has even been reported that while court records indicated a defendant
has spent time in jail, the jail when asked denied they had served any
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI,
Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is ready to hear you out and discuss how we can defend your rights.