Our client, a very well know artist, was charged with DUI following a traffic collision. The client offered to take a blood test and the result was .13. Although this was the first DUI in ten years, the client had two prior DUI convictions over the past 13 years. Michael filed a motion for a blood split and LAPD was unable to produce enough of a sample to have re-tested by the defense. Therefore, given the sufficient delay in obtaining a blood sample and the inability to retain a sufficient sample for the defense, Michael was able to negotiate a reduction to a “speed contest” with a minimal amount of community service. As a result of this case settlement, our client avoided an alcohol related conviction, an ignition interlock device in all vehicles and the problems associated with international travel for business.