Our Glendale DUI attorneys have the singular mission of keeping our clients out of jail and saving their driver’s licenses. And we use every DUI defense available to fight for a dismissal or significant charge reduction.
On this page, our Glendale drunk driving lawyers provide useful information about California DUI Law, and we discuss how we may be able to help your DMV and criminal cases:
- 1. Can I keep my driver’s license?
- 2. What are the DUI penalties in Glendale?
- 3. What is Glendale DUI School?
- 4. Who makes DUI arrests?
- 5. Where is the jail?
- 6. Where is the Glendale courthouse?
1. Can I keep my driver’s license?
It is usually not until after people are arrested for a Glendale DUI that they realize they may lose their license for a while. The moment DUI defendants are booked, the police will confiscate their driver’s license and replace it with a temporary one that is valid for only a month.
At this point, it is recommended defendants hire defense counsel right away. This is because the Department of Motor Vehicles allows only ten days from the date of the arrest to request a hearing to argue against the suspension.
DMV Hearings are just like trials but on a smaller scale: Evidence can be presented, witnesses can be cross-examined, and defense attorneys can usually appear for defendants so they do not even have to come. And even if the DMV judge ends up suspending the defendant’s license on a first-time DUI offense, the defendant usually can still continue driving on the condition he/she installs an ignition interlock device (IID).
2. What are the DUI penalties in Glendale?
- Two days to six months in jail, but that is usually suspendable
- Fines ranging from the mid-hundreds to low thousands
- Three or more years of probation
- A driver’s license suspension of about six months, though defendants can often keep driving with an ignition interlock device (IID) installed
- California DUI School
The laws get stricter for second and third DUIs: Fines may be in the thousands, DUI school may last up to thirty months, jail time may be mandatory, and defendants may have to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. And a fourth DUI in ten years will always be charged as a felony, even if no accident occurred.
California DUI cases usually span a long time with the initial arraignment often occurring months after the arrest. But we use this extra time to your advantage by compiling evidence, researching all the facts surrounding your arrest, and whittling away at the state’s case against you. And unless you wish to take the case to trial and testify, you almost never have to go to court — we can usually make every appearance for you.
3. What is Glendale DUI School?
Everyone who pleads to or is convicted of a DUI – even for the first time – will be ordered to complete a drug and alcohol education program. They can last from three to thirty months. The judge determines the length by considering the defendant’s DUI history and BAC levels at the time of the arrest.
Two Glendale DUI Schools are:
Adapt-Aware Zone, Inc.
Programs: First Offender
143 S. Glendale Ave., Ste. 103
Glendale, CA 91205
Right On Programs, Inc.
Programs: First Offender; Eighteen Month; Thirty Month
522 East Broadway, Ste. 101
Glendale, CA 91205
4. Who makes DUI arrests?
Glendale Police Department officers usually conduct DUI arrests in Glendale. The address is 613 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206. The Glendale PD can be reached at (818) 550-4400.
DUI arrests on the SR 2 or other highways may be done by law enforcement officers with the California Highway Patrol.
5. Where is the jail?
DUI arrestees in Glendale are usually booked at the Glendale California Jail, 131 N. Isabel St., Glendale, CA 91206. The phone number is (818) 548-4840.
If arrestees are under 18 years old, chances are they will be detained at the Eastlake Juvenile Hall, 1605 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033. The phone number is (323) 226-8611.
Also see our article about California bail.
6. Where is the Glendale courthouse?
DUI cases are heard in one of two departments of the Glendale Courthouse, located at 600 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91206. The phone number is (818) 500-3541. But DUI felony cases will eventually be transferred to the Burbank Courthouse, located at 300 East Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502. The phone number is (818) 557-3466.
Note that juvenile DUI cases are heard at the Eastlake Juvenile Court, 1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033. The phone number is (323) 226-8927.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, our Glendale DUI lawyers will do everything to achieve the best possible outcome in the case. The stakes are too high to rely on a public defender. Our legal team includes former prosecutors, and we have years of experience in reducing your charges or getting them thrown out while fighting to keep your driver’s license. Our criminal defense lawyers are also prepared to take your case all the way to a jury trial.
Phone our Glendale Attorneys DUI Defense Office at (818) 904-5900 to schedule a free consultation. Our criminal defense firm is located at:
450 North Brand Ave, 6th floor
Glendale, CA 91203
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