Marin County DUI Defense Attorney & Court Details


Have you been arrested for DUI in Marin County?

If you are facing DUI charges in Marin County, call Amy Morell now to review your case. Amy is a local DUI defense attorney with over 25 years of exclusive DUI/DWI law practice. As a former Marin County DUI Prosecutor she understands how the DA's office prosecutes DUI cases. She can help you avoid jail time and keep you driver's license.

Amy has devoted her legal career to defending those who have been accused of DUI in Marin County and the surrounding area. She will not rest until everything possible has been done, all of your questions have been answered, and your fears and concerns addressed.

Marin County DUI Arrest and Court Details Amy Morell of Morell Law Office

What you can expect during the DUI Process:

On your court date, your case will be listed on the court calendar, right past security. Your first court date is called an "arraignment." This date is a procedural court date where the complaint is received listing your charges and the police report. The chemical test results are also received. The case is then continued to another court date. In between the first court date and the second court date, the investigation into your case starts.

This is a very important part of your case and why an attorney is essential to the proper defense of your case.

Marin County DUI Arrest Information

When you are arrested for a DUI in Marin County, you will be given a court date.

The Court that handles all Marin County DUI arrests is the Marin County Superior Court, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903.

What you should know about the DMV Hearing Request in Marin

It is important to know that a DMV hearing request must be made within 10 days from the date of arrest in order to contest your initial license suspension. For a Marin County arrest, a request for a DMV hearing must be made to the San Francisco Driver's Safety Office, 415-557-3722. The 10 days include weekends and holidays. It is important you act within this strict time frame or you may have waived your right to a hearing. However, if you did not make the request within the 10 day time limit, a request for a late hearing may be made. Most DMV hearings are scheduled within 4-8 weeks from the date of arrest. The DMV will mail an additional temporary license so that your driving privileges remain valid until a decision from the hearing is made. There are many defenses to DMV hearings. These hearing can be won!

For DMV administrative hearings in Marin County DUI cases visit: San Francisco Driver Safety Office

The DMV hearing is usually scheduled 4-8 weeks after your arrest date.  The DMV will mail you an additional temporary license that is good pending the decision from the DMV hearing.  At the DMV hearing, only certain issues will be discussed.  If a chemical test result of .08% or more was obtained (no refusal), these three issues are heard:
1) Did the peace officer have reasonable cause to believe your were driving a motor vehicle in violation of Section 23152, 23153 or 23154 CVC?
2) Were you lawfully arrested?
3) Were you driving a motor vehicle when you had 0.08% BAC or more by weight of alcohol?
If any one of these issues are won, the license suspension is avoided. 
Amy Morell is knowledgeable of local rules and procedures of DUI cases in Marin County. Once hired, she will work tirelessly and devote her extensive knowledge and resources toward getting you the best possible outcome in your case. She will provide you with specialized representation and will personally handle every aspect of your case.

Please call 510-293-9440 to speak with Amy directly. 

Proven Track Record

Proven track record of successfully helping people charged with DUI.