What Happens To Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?
If you have a California driver’s license with you when you are arrested for DUI, the officer will take it and give you a temporary license instead. The temporary license allows you to drive legally for 30 days.
Will I Have A Court Appearance In The First Month After A DUI Arrest?
The first court appearance may or may not occur in the first month after a DUI arrest. In some counties, a court date might be scheduled before the case has even been filed. When this scenario happens, the prosecution or police department would send a letter to the defendant, informing them of the details of their new first court date. However, sometimes the addresses on file are incorrect, which can lead to problems. This is why it’s important for us to follow up and monitor the status of the case so that no warrant is issued.
How Often Should I expect To Meet With My Attorney In The First Month After An Arrest?
At the client’s request, we make ourselves available either in person or on the telephone. If a client wants to know what’s going on with their case, all they have to do is give us a call. If they want to see us face-to-face, then they can schedule an appointment to do so. We want our clients to feel completely comfortable throughout the entire process. Some clients just don’t want to deal with it and simply leave the case in our hands. Other clients want to be actively involved. After a while, our clients pretty much know what we’re doing as we’re doing it, and they know what to expect. As a result, they feel comfortable with us representing them.
Do You Advise Pre-Trial Counseling Or Treatment For Your DUI Clients?
Generally we do not advise pre-trial counseling or treatment for our DUI clients. This is because it can be viewed as inconsistent with their efforts to avoid conviction altogether. However, if we know that a particular court or judge is likely to require counseling or treatment as a condition of bail, then we may prepare our clients for treatment without advising them to actually begin treatment. I feel that it is better to be aggressive with the defense than to make it appear as though the defendant wants to plead guilty.
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