Contra Costa DUI Guide

 

YOU HAVE TEN CALENDAR DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR CONTRA COSTA DUI TO CONTACT THE DMV AND REQUEST A STAY ON THE SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE.

FAILURE TO CONTACT THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES WITHIN TEN CALENDAR DAYS WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE.

There are few things scarier than being pulled over in the middle of the night for a Contra Costa Drunk Driving incident.  Even if you have not had any alcohol, it is likely late with less visibility on the road, you may be tired or stressed or any number of factors that could affect your driving.  If you have consumed alcohol then you will likely be terrified of the consequences, nervous of saying or doing the wrong thing and of being placed under arrest.  If you are suspected of  drunk driving in  Contra Costa County then the first phone call that you should make is to a dedicated California DUI Attorney who knows drunk driving law and will help you get the best possible outcome in your case.

 

Contacting a qualified Contra Costa DUI Lawyer is easy.  Fill out our free online Contra Costa DUI case evaluation and receive a call back from a highly skilled California DUI Attorney.

 

There are two independent aspects to your Contra Costa Drunk Driving case.  The first is through the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Since 2005 the California DMV has been given sole authority over the suspension of licenses.  The DMV can suspend your license for a minimum of four months based solely off of an arrest for Contra Costa Driving Under the Influence.  Then if you plead guilty during the court phase of the Contra Costa DUI case, the court will send an electronic abstract to the Department of Motor Vehicles to re-suspend your license.  This means that you will likely face two license suspensions.  The best way to spend the least amount of time on a suspended license is by contacting the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

The criminal aspect of the DUI case will take place through the Contra Costa Superior Court system.  In most cases a leading Contra Costa DUI Lawyer can make all court appearances on your behalf.  This means that you may be able to save time, money and reputation.  The criminal court case begins with the arraignment.  At the arraignment phase of your California Drunk Driving case the charges will be read against you and you will be issued a copy of the police report.  This is an important phase of the criminal court case and allows for negotiations with the District Attorney.  To find out more about your Contra Costa DUI criminal case contact a top California Drunk Driving Attorney today.