People v. S.L. (2009)
Attorney Allison B. Margolin was hired as trial counsel in a DMV case where the client’s vehicle was found driverless after hitting two vehicles. Client was found shirtless and with a BAC of 0.19. Counsel had argued that because client was not observed actually driving the vehicle, she could not have been guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. After deliberations, there was a hung jury leading to a mistrial. When the district attorney’s office re-filed the case, client only plead to a traffic ticket.