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California Judge Recommends Law License Suspension of Former Prosecutor for DUI

 Posted on February 03, 2014 in DUI

A former San Francisco prosecutor, who admits to having shown off his badge to get special treatment by arresting officers during a DUI arrest, could lose his law license for his behavior. A California judge ruled recently that former San Francisco Deputy District Attorney Marc Guillory could lose his law license for a period of two years.

Guillory has three prior convictions for DUI. During those three arrests he was serving as San Francisco Deputy District Attorney. During his tenure as prosecutor in San Francisco, he was arrested in 2008, 2010, and then again in 2012 for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to arresting officers, during each of those incidents, he “badged” them.  This means he showed the arresting officer his Deputy District Attorney badge in order to seek special treatment. The officers say that they interpreted his actions to mean that he specifically sought special treatment from them. Those three DUI arrests are not the only ones that Guillory has on his record. In 1999 he was also arrested and convicted for misdemeanor reckless driving for being involved in a drunk driving accident that resulted in a fatality.

He currently runs his own private practice and a judge has recently recommended that his law license be suspended for two years. Before he earned his license to practice law he promised the California State Bar examiner that he would never drive under the influence of alcohol again. He broke that promise.  During his tenure as prosecutor in California, ironically, he was responsible for at least 20 DUI convictions and at least 100 cases in which the DUI was settled.

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