Have you been arrested for a DUI in Richmond?
If you are facing DUI charges in Richmond, give Amy Morell a call to review your case. Amy is a local DUI defense attorney with over 22 years of exclusive DUI Defense. A former DUI Prosecutor, Amy has devoted her legal career to defending those who have been accused of DUI in Richmond and the surrounding area.
When you are arrested for a DUI in Richmond, you will be given a court date on your citation as well a your charges.
The Court that handles all Richmond DUI arrests is the Richmond Superior Court, 100 37th Street, Richmond, CA 94805.
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.
DON'T Delay - You have 10 days to Act.
What you should know about a DMV Hearing Request
It is important to know that a DUI arrest may have both administrative and criminal penalties. After a DUI arrest in Richmond, you have 10 days to ask for a DMV hearing in order to contest your initial license suspension. The 10 days includes 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.
At the DMV hearing, evidence is received. Because this hearing is administrative and not criminal, the burden is on you to show why your license should not be suspended. Thus, it is essential that you have an Attorney by your side representing your interests. The DMV does not care about you and the Hearing Officer is not your friend. The DMV will do everything to suspend your license.