San Jose DUI Defense Attorney and Court Info


Arrested for a DUI in San Jose?

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

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

San Jose and Silicon Valley DUI Cases are unique and require special knowledge and care to make sure that you get the best outcome in your case.

San Jose DUI Arrest Information

When you are arrested for a DUI in San Jose, you will be given a court date.

The San Jose Police Department enforces the DUI laws in San Jose, California.

The Court that handles all San Jose DUI arrests is the San Jose Superior Court, 190 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA.

What you need to know on the day of your court appearance.

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. This is a very important part of your case and why an attorney is essential to the proper defense of your case. Amy Morell can make court appearances on your behalf so that you do not have to go to court.

What you should know about a DMV Hearing Request in your County

It is important to know that a DUI/DWI charge may have both administrative and criminal penalties. After a DUI arrest in San Jose, 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 (Department of Motor Vehicle) hearings. She is knowledgeable of local rules and procedures of DUI cases in San Jose and surrounding counties.

Please call Attorney Amy Morell for a free case evaluation at 510-293-9440 or fill out the contact form and Attorney Amy Morell will call you. 

Proven Track Record

Proven track record of successfully helping people charged with DUI.