Watch out if you were arrested in San Francisco! The District Attorney will have you in court, usually within three (3) days, for your arraignment before the judge, so get a lawyer now before you go to court. In most other Cities you have thirty (30) days before you first appear in court, but San Francisco is unique in its rush to judgment especially on DUI cases where they want to get you off the road even when you are innocent.
Q: Will the DMV in San Francisco take my driverís license for this DUI arrest?
A: That depends on the circumstances of your case. The San Francisco Driver Safety Office only looks at three (3) issues. What you need to worry about first is getting the opportunity to get the hearing. Especially in San Francisco where they try to schedule your hearing before you get a chance to have your lawyer get evidence to help you keep your driving privilege. For more information on what goes on in a DMV hearing click on this link.
The San Francisco criminal courts are also unique in their trial system. If your case remains at 850 Bryant Street for trial, all trials are held in the afternoon only. However, if your case is transferred to San Francisco Civic Center Courthouse, the trial will run all day until completed. This means that you should plan to take your vacation time for a trial at 850 Bryant Street because it will take twice as long to complete. As a DUI lawyer that regularly appears in the San Francisco courthouse on these charges for my clients I am fully familiar with these procedures. I will be more than happy to go over all of the procedures of your DUI charges and defenses in a FREE consultation. Call me at : (510) 346-6666 or Toll Free (800) 690-4DUI/(800) 690-4384.
San Francisco Court, Police Agencies and DMV Resources
|San Francisco Superior Courthouse||San Francisco Police Department|
|San Francisco CHP - DUI Enforcement Programs and Info||San Francisco County Sheriff|
|San Francisco CHP - Sobriety Checkpoints and DUI Penalty Info||San Francisco DMV/Driver Safety - DUI Arrest and DMV Hearing Information|