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
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Southern Branch: Hall of Justice and Records
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063