Palo Alto DUI Defense Lawyer & Court Info


Arrested for a DUI in Palo Alto?

If you are facing DUI charges in Palo Alto, give Amy Morell a call to review your case. Amy is a local DUI defense attorney with over 25 years of exclusive DUI/DWI law practice.

A Former DUI Prosecutor, Amy has devoted her legal career to defending those who have been accused of DUI in Palo Alto 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.

Palo Alto DUI Arrest Information

When you are arrested for a DUI in Palo Alto, you will be given a court date.

The Court that handles all Palo Alto DUI arrests is the Santa Clara Superior Court, 270 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

What you can expect during your DUI case.

On your first 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. Amy Morell has been going to Santa Clara Court in Palo Alto for over 22 years and specializes in DUI cases.

Protect your rights and your license!

It is important to know that a DUI/DWI charge may have both administrative and criminal penalties. After a DUI arrest in Palo Alto, you have 10 days to petition for a DMV hearing in order to contest your initial license suspension. The 10 days include weekends and holidays and it is important you make your request within this strict time frame or you will have waived your rights to a hearing. Amy Morell has defended more than a thousand DUI cases, including conducting more than a thousand DMV hearings. She is knowledgeable of local rules and procedures of DUI cases in Palo Alto and surrounding counties.

 Please call 510-293-9440 for a free case review with Attorney Amy Morell.

Proven Track Record

Proven track record of successfully helping people charged with DUI.