Salvatore Cordileone Plead’s Guilty To Reckless Driving

Salvatore Cordileone Plead's Guilty To Reckless Driving

Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco Plead’s Guilty To Reckless Driving

Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, has plead guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving after his arrest for DUI on August 25, 2012. The archbishop’s arraignment was scheduled for next week on a misdemeanor DUI charge, however, he has instead plead guilty to the lesser misdemeanor charge of reckless driving also known as “wet reckless”. The reduced charge is usually standard for first time offenders. Salvatore Cordileone has been placed on 3 years probation and will have to pay a fine as well.

In addition to those penalties, Cordileone will also have to attend a victim panel led by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving and a 3 month first conviction program with the DMV. After his arrest, the archbishop admitted that his blood alcohol content(BAC) level was above the state’s legal limit of .08%, but never said by how much. Now, court documents show that his BAC level was .11% the night he was arrested. After his arrest, Salvatore Cordileone made a public statement saying, “I apologize for my error in judgment and feel shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself“.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact a skilled and experienced California DUI attorney for legal assistance.

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