What is the Court Procedure After I am Arrested for a DUI in San Diego?
You court date and the proceedings after you get a DUI are often confusing. Often, people think that their first court date is the trial as if they are on “Law and Order” when nothing could be further fromt he truth. Separating the DMV admin per se rules requiring that you successfully request a DMV hearing to protect your driving privileges have absolutely nothing to do with the court proceedings. But setting aside the DMV administrative hearings, what is a general description of what happens after you are arrested for a DUI. San Diego Defenders put together a video to briefly explain what happens in under 10 minutes.
The procedures that allow your San Diego DUI lawyer, like Jo Pettis, to challenge the constitutionality of the stop and arrest is never explained to you if you are in a hurry to plead guilty when there may be a question as to whether the officer or a complaining witness actually saw you driving! Driving is an element of the DUI VC 23152 offense. It is also a necessary element for the DMV to summarily suspend your drivers license. So, San Diego Defenders may bring a legal motion to dismiss the DUI case against you based upon your arrest without a warrant. Sometimes bringing such a legal motion puts the prosecutor on notice that you are going to fight your case. Maybe the DA will re-think the offer made by the DUI lawyer before the case is set for trial. And although most people do not want to go to trial, it is the true litigators, like Dan Smith and Jon Pettis at San Diego Defenders that the prosecutors think twice about going to trial against. Simply put, San Diego Defenders has earned the reputation as the most successful DUI trial team in San Diego. When we tell that District Attorney or City Attorney what we are willing to accept as plea negotiation for a lesser charge, many times, the offer or demand made by San Diego Defenders will be accepted. Our goal is to get your life back to normal as soon as is possible! Our goal is to do all we can to keep a DUI from affecting you for the rest of your life and your future career plans. Call us for a free consultation at (619) 258-8888.