Category «What to do first after a DUI arrest»

Requesting a DMV Hearing

Requesting a DMV Hearing

California law provides for an Administrative Per Se (APS) sanction from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) following every California DUI arrest. Whether a DUI charge stems from a breath test, a blood test, or a chemical test refusal, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will promptly act to suspend the driving privileges of …

Posting Bail in a DUI Arrest

Posting Bail in a DUI Arrest

One of the most urgent concerns for anyone who’s been arrested is release from custody. Following a DUI arrest in California, drivers will be released one of two different ways: They will be “cited out” and released on their own recognizance; or They post bail. Own Recognizance Sometimes DUI arrestees are released on their own …

Why Fight My California DUI Case?

Why Fight My California DUI Case

As a lawyer specializing in defending those accused of DUI / DWI, I hear this question often. During a free consultation, a client will tell me about the facts of the arrest, the basis for the traffic stop, his or her performance on field sobriety tests (FSTs), and the results of the chemical test , …

Requesting a DMV Hearing in a California DUI / DWI Case

Requesting a DMV Hearing in a California DUI DWI Case

California law provides for an administrative per se (APS) sanction from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) following every California DUI / DWI arrest. Whether a DUI / DWI charge stems from a breath test, a blood test, or a chemical test refusal, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will promptly act to suspend …

Bail in California DUI / DWI Arrests

Bail in California DUI DWI Arrests

California DUI / DWI arrests sometimes result in the accused remain in custody until he or she can post bail. Following a California DUI / DWI arrest, drivers are either cited and released on their own recognizance (OR), or else held until bail is posted. Bail in a California drunk driving case is just like …

Locating Someone in Custody

Locating Someone in Custody

California DUI / DWI arrests sometimes end with the person arrested for drunk driving being released on their own recognizance. This means that DUI / DWI arrestee is allowed to be released from jail on their written promise to appear in court to answer to the DUI / DWI charges. If they fail to appear …

What to do Immediately After a California DUI Arrest

What to do Immediately After a California DUI Arrest

California DUI arrests arise in different ways. Possibly a few drinks at the office Christmas party, followed a drive into a drunk driving checkpoint, led to an arrest. A driver fumbling with a CD player may have swerved, and the police officer that pulled the car over smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath. Perhaps a …

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