San Diego DUI Guide

 

YOU MUST CONTACT THE CALIFORNIA DMV WITHIN TEN CALENDAR DAYS OF YOUR DUI ARREST OR YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOSE YOUR LICENSE.

 

San Diego DUI Criminal Process

The most important thing to remember after an arrest for a San Diego DUI is that there are two separate hearings.  One is through the  Department of Motor Vehicles and is based solely off of the arrest for a San Diego DUI.  Remember that you only have ten calendar days from the date of arrest to contact the DMV to request a stay on the automatic suspension of your license.  The second action is through the criminal courts.  The first criminal court hearing is known as the arraignment and should be listed at the bottom of the citation issued to you upon release from arrest.  Following the arraignment phase, a pre-trial set of hearings will occur, these allow for negotiations with the district attorney.  Finally, a trial is set to determine your innocence or guilt.  Not all  San Diego DUI cases need to go to trial.  The best way to determine if your San Diego Drunk Driving incident can be settled prior to trial is by hiring a qualified San Diego DUI Defense Attorney.

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San Diego County Superior Courts
www.sdcourt.ca.gov

 

Central Courthouse
220 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 450-5400

 

East County Regional Center
250 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 456-4100

 

North County Regional Center
325 South Melrose
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 201-8600

 

South County Regional Center
500 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 746-6200