Have you been arrested for a DUI in Pleasant Hill?
If you are facing DUI charges in Pleasant Hill, give Amy Morell a call to review your case. Amy is a local DUI defense attorney with over 22 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 Pleasant Hill and the surrounding area.
Pleasant Hill DUI Arrest Information
When you are arrested for a DUI in Pleasant Hill, you will be given a court date.
The Court that handles all Pleasant Hill DUI arrests is the Contra Costa Superior Court, A. F. Bray Courthouse, 1020 Ward Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
What you can expect during your DUI case.
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 begins. This is a very important part of your case and why an attorney is essential to the proper defense of your case.
What you should know about the DMV Hearing Request in Pleasant Hill
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 Pleasant Hill arrest, a request for a DMV hearing must be made to the Oakland Driver's Safety Office, 510-563-8900. 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 Pleasant Hill and other Contra Costa County DUI cases visit: Oakland DMV info
REQUESTING A DMV HEARING
There are only 10 calendars from the date of arrest to request your DMV hearing. Requesting your hearing is simple. You can call the DMV, Driver Safety Office at 510-563-8900 or you can contact Morell Law Office at (877)366-9440 and we can request your hearing for you.