WEST PALM BEACH — Dan Doorakian, the high-profile West Palm Beach lawyer arrested in July for his fourth DUI in four years, is desperately trying to stay out of prison and is scheduled for a plea hearing Oct. 25.
It’s another Gossip Extra exclusive: Business lawyer Doorakian, 39, plans on throwing himself at the mercy of Judge Marni Bryson after failing to find common ground with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg‘s prosecutors, according to several sources.
In the wake of his latest arrest Doorakian, a partner in the firm he founded with local attorney Martin Katz, was ordered to undergo in-patient alcohol treatment for two months, according to court records. He’s about to be sprung.
Thing is: Now he wants the judge to consider his rehab as jail — and he wants those two months off the sentence that the judge might order.
“Ultimately, he is facing serious time behind bars but he’s trying to find a way to stay out or spend just a few days there,” said a source familiar with the case.
Neither State Attorney Spokesman Mike Edmondson nor Michelle Suskauer, spokeswoman for the law firm that represents Doorakian, commented.
Doorakian was arrested in July and charged with DUI for the second time this year.
Doorakian was found not guilty of his first DUI in 2009. He was placed on one year probation after being convicted of his second, also in 2009.