San Mateo County DUI Guide

 

Finding a San Mateo DUI Attorney

After being arrested for a San Mateo DUI, the first call you should make is to a qualified California DUI Lawyer.  No matter what the circumstances of your San Mateo DUI case, you will want to consult with an attorney who knows drunk driving law and can assist you with all aspects of your case.  Fill out our  free online San Mateo DUI case evaluation now and receive a call back from a dedicated San Mateo DUI Defense Attorney.

 

TEN DAY RULE - YOU ONLY HAVE TEN CALENDAR DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR SAN MATEO DUI ARREST TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND REQUEST A STAY ON THE AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE.

 

Contacting the DMV following an arrest for a San Mateo DUI

Within ten calendar days of your arrest you must contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles or your license will be automatically suspended.  When contacting the DMV you need to provide the information on your citation including your driver's license number, arresting agency, officer, badge number and the citation number.  If you hire a skilled San Mateo DUI Defense Attorney within ten calendar days they will be able to contact the DMV on your behalf and conduct the hearing.

 

San Mateo DUI Criminal Process

The criminal process in a San Mateo DUI is completely independent of the DMV hearing.  You could face up to a year of jail, mandatory alcohol programs, hefty fines and several years of probation if you are arrested for a misdemeanor DUI.  If you are arrested for a  felony San Mateo DUI then you will face much more harsh penalties including a state prison sentence.

 

 

San Mateo County Superior Courts
www.sanmateocourt.org/

Northern Branch
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-5773

 

Southern Branch:  Hall of Justice and Records
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4302