A San Diego prosecutor from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has pleaded guilty to DUI charges. The prosecutor of 37 years of age, Rebecca Ocain, admitted to the misdemeanor charge of drinking while under the influence of alcohol and testified at the East County courthouse that she was indeed driving with a blood-alcohol content exceeding 0.15 percent, almost twice the legal limit. To prevent a possible conflict of interest, the case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s office, which declined to comment on the case. On the night of October 19th at around 11:20 p.m., Ocain was pulled over and arrested near Alpine Boulevard. Officers transported her to Las Colinas Detention Facility and was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Ocain is currently still employed and has also refused to comment on her arrest or her plea. Despite her infamous arrest, Ocain has an honorable educational background and a successful career in the field. She attended and earned her degree at California Western School of Law and became a member of the California State Bar Association in 2001. In 2006, she was hired by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and has since handled multiple high-profile cases. These cases include filing charges in 2007 in opposition of a former Imperial Beach fire inspector who was accused of sending death threats to city officials while intoxicated, as well as prosecuting a man in 2013 who was charged for stabbing his wife to death. What people can take away most from Ocain’s case is that even the best of us can make poor decisions and have to suffer the consequences of doing so. Ocain’s best move for a successful outcome of her case is to retain a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling DUI cases.
“Prosecutor pleads guilty in DUI”– UT San Diego, January 24, 2014