Former California Prosecutor to Lose Law License after DUI Conviction

A former California prosecutor, who during his term as a state prosecutor prosecuted around 20 DUI cases, could soon lose his law license after multiple DUI convictions.

Former San Francisco Deputy Dist. Atty. Marc Guillory served as a prosecutor between 2006 and 2012 and was also a San Bernardino County prosecutor earlier. During those two positions, he was responsible for the prosecution of between 15 and 20 DUI cases.

However, between 2008 and 2012, Guillory was convicted on three separate occasions on DUI charges. All of these convictions occurred during his tenure as the Deputy District Attorney in San Francisco. Back in 1999, Guillory had also been convicted of misdemeanor DUI. In that case, he was driving the car under the influence of alcohol, when he struck a disabled bus which was parked on the side of the street. That accident resulted in the death of a passenger in his car.

According to police officers responding to the scene, in each of those DUI incidents, he “badged” the arresting officers. “Badging” refers to the practice of showing off one's professional badge, in order to ask for special treatment during an arrest. In all of these cases, he showed the officer his deputy district attorney's badge.

According to a California judge, his repeated alcohol-related conduct which has gone on for 12 years now, displays blatant disregard for public safety and failure to discharge the duties that have been imposed on him. The judge made special mention of Guillory’s attempted badging. According to the judge, as a former prosecutor, Guillory is aware that that drunk driving is a dangerous practice that contributes to several fatalities and injuries every year, and therefore, his behavior was unacceptable.