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State Bar of California judge recommends Law License Suspension for Drunk-Driving SF prosecutor

SAN FRANCISCO – A state bar judge of California has advised the suspension of two years of the law license of a former San Francisco prosecutor who has 3 DUI convictions.

Marc Guillory was the deputy district attorney of San Francisco from 2006 to 2012 and for 4 years he held a similar position in San Bernardino before that.

Marc Guillory has prosecuted at least fifteen to twenty driving under influence cases and settled hundred others by 2007, according to the ruling which is being advised and issued on Thursday by Judge Pat McElory of the State Bar Court.

During Guillory’s administration as a deputy district attorney in San Francisco, he was charged three times of misdemeanor driving under influence in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

In each and every incident, he showed his attorney badge to the officer when the officer asked for his driving license at the bar’s headquarters in San Francisco in November when the officer was on testimony at six day state bar court trial headed before McElroy.

As a request for special treatment, the officer interrupted the special action of Guillory which is known as “badging”.

Guillory had another conviction in 1999, when he was not a lawyer, for misdemeanor reckless driving with alcohol in his car. After leaving a party when Guillory was drunk, he hit a disabled bus that was stopped with its lights flashing on the side on a street. His cousin was killed in the car who was a passenger.

According to McElroy’s decision, Guillory told the examiner of the state bar that he would never drink and drive again before being granted a law license.

“Respondent’s repeated alcohol-related criminal conduct, which has spanned a period of 12 years or more, shows a wanton disregard for the safety of the public and abnegation by respondent of the duties that he owes to his fellow man,” McElroy said.

McElroy said, “As a former DA who prosecuted DUIs, respondent is well aware of the wide swath of death, pain, grief, and untold physical and emotional injury that the drunk driver cuts across the roads of California and the rest of this country”.

Until the suspension is not approved by the California Supreme Court, the suspension will not be final.

Guillory, who now maintains a private law practice in Oakland, could not be reached for comment.

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