Orange County DUI Lawyer Resources

Warrants in Orange County:

This is used when someone misses a court date in Orange County. The court will issue a warrant. The warrant is sent out to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and they will display on their site. You can check the status of their site here. Use this if you suspect you have a warrant.  IE: Missed court date or Case filed against you without notice to appear. If you have a warrant, you can read more about it at Orange County Bench Warrant Attorney.  

Orange County Bench Warrant
A Orange County Bench Warrant in Orange County will be issued if had a court date and did not show up to it.

Orange County Arrest Warrant Check

Inmate Locator:

Inmate searches:
 
Used if you want to find someone in jail. The following are some useful links for Criminal Defense Attorneys and the General Public. It is difficult to deal with things when a loved one is in jail, some of these resources may help. These resources are useful for finding a family member. Often times a person is taken in and are lost in the system. When this happens, it creates a stressful situation. You only need some basic information about a person. These tools are easy to use however sometimes you may not be able to find the person you are looking for. If that is the case, then you may need the service of a bail bondsman.

Bail Resources:

Each crime has a bail amount. A Bail amount is the amount of money left with the court to ensure that you will show up to court. These are more for the legal professional then the lay person. The local bondsman will be able to help you out with the process. The links below directs you to how much bail to expect for each crime in their respected counties.

Bondsmen:

Bondsmen are people who post the bond for you with the court. 

Bail Schedule:

Schedules tell you how much you have to post for each specific crime. 

Case Searches:

The following are sites to lookup a case. Some counties will give more access to your case than others.

Orange County Crime Lab for Driving Under the Influence Cases:

Test results for both blood and breathe can be found online for Orange County by going to the Orange County Crime Lab.

Orange County Crime Lab Blood Results

You will need your vial number and arrest date from the yellow sheet of paper. That was given to you. With this, you are able to look up your blood sample to see whether you tested over the legal limit.  If you feel that the results were because of inaccurate blood alcohol or was a mistake then you can have your defense attorney work with a forensic scientist to a restest to see if it was faulty blood.

shows blood receipt that is given after an Orange County DUI arrest
This is given after a DUI arrest in Orange County,

Orange County Crime Lab Breathe Results

You can get your blood alcohol results right away if you took a breathe test. By going to the orange county crime lab page you can see what your reading was on teh breathe machine on your drunk driving case. Additional information about the machine can be obtained by a subpoena as well. These include records to see if was human error, a calibration error, and chromatograph spikes to see if the readings were artificially high.

shows breathe test device used for DUI
Breathe test machines are used in DUIs

Officer Training on Device

When dealing with your DUI it’s important that you have an attorney who is familiar with Orange County and watches the deadlines. For example, blood results do not come back for 10 days in Orange County. However, a person’s license will automatically suspended after 30 days if he does not initiate the DMV hearing, this would cause a problem if someone wants to see the test results first.

When dealing with your DUI it’s important that you have an attorney who is familiar with Orange County and watches the deadlines.  For example, blood results do not come back for 10 days in Orange County.  However, a person’s license will automatically suspended after 30 days if he does not initiate the DMV hearing, this would cause a problem if someone wants to see the test results first.

Insurance

People who lose have their license suspension due to a DUI will need a supplemental form of insurance for the purpose of getting a restricted license. There are companies out there who take advantage of this fact and overcharge. However, there are two reputable companies who do not take my clients for a ride.

  Court Tools

DMV Hearing Forms: 

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  • DMV  Subpoena (Used for the purpose of getting an officer into a DMV APS hearing and getting physical evidence (booking photos, supplemental police report, and video cameras) These are used for DMV hearings. The subpoena will give you access to evidence that is otherwise not provided to you in your case.  Such evidence includes (bodycam of officer, dashcam of car, use and calibration records of breath machine, dispatch logs,  and computer-aided dispatch records related to your case)

  • MVARS Release Form – Used to get audio and video information on CHP Officer’s car.
  • Application for Termination of Action – If you have a California License and get a DUI then DMV will rquire an in state class. However, some people have a CA license but move out of state so they can’t atttend classes in state.

DMV Restricted License Instructions: 

These are checklists of what you need to get your license back after it has been suspended.

Court Forms

These forms can be used in your case.  You will need to know your case number and date of conviction. ( Use the links above to look up your case number toget the information) If you are looking to seal your records then you will need to run your DOJ Report.

Specific Courthouses

  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse – Some general information about the main courthouse for DUI in Los Angeles.  Includes phone numbers, where to park, directs and how to handle security.
  • Westminster Courthouse –  Includes Phone Numbers for the Westminster Courthouse and the different agencies there. 

AA Cards

  • AA CARDS – AA CArds to log your meetings.

List of Alcohol Classes in Orange County:  

You may need to register in a DUI program for your case for the purpose of getting your California Driver License back. The length of the program will vary.  Below is a list of programs in Orange County. The list includes several classes. The description of these classes are a general one. Be sure you consult with an attorney before committing to a class.  List here

  • 18 months of multiple offenders
  • 9 months for 1st-time refusals and 1st-time offenders people who blew are over .20
  • 6 months program for people who are over .15
  • 3 months program for people who are over .08
  • 12-hour program for people wet Reckless and no DMV adverse DMV finding

Checklist

Checklist of things to not overlook in your case.

Tools

Directories

List of 52 Week Anger management Class

List of PEP Classes

Victim Witness Fund – Contact Sheet 

ONE OC Contact Sheet 

Orange County District Attorneys Office

These are numbers you can use to call to see if your case if your case is not on calendar. If this is the case, then it is important to call back every few weeks to get a court date. Often times,  OCDA will send out a notice that you have a court date, however the mail system is not perfect which causes people to not get mail. When this happens you will not get notice of your case and a hearing will continue that will result in a warrant for your arrest because you did not show up.

Central Justice Center (2nd Floor)
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-834-3952

Harbor Justice Center (1st floor in the back)
4601 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-476-4650

Juvenile Justice Center
341 City Drive South
Orange, CA 92668
714-935-7624

North Justice Center (Make a Left after the metal detector) 
1275 North Berkeley Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
714.773.4480

West Justice Center (2nd floor)
8141 13th Street
Westminster, CA 92683
714-896-7261

DMV Driver Safety Offices

(DUI CASES/FITNESS HEARINGS) (For looking up numbers of driver safety offices) The Driver Safety Offices are the people who handle DUI Administrative Per Se hearing.  These are the numbers legal professionals call behind the scenes.  It’s important that you know what you are doing prior to calling these numbers and that you are well-read up on the DMV Process.

City of Commerce DMV Driver Safety Office   –   

5801 E. Slauson Avenue, Suite 250, City of Commerce, CA 90040-3050

Phone (323) 724-4000   –   Fax (323) 724-9262

Days and Hours Open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

City of Orange DMV Driver Safety Office   – 

790 The City Drive, Suite 420, Orange, CA 92868-4941

Phone (714) 703-2511   –   Fax (714) 703-2526

Days and Hours Open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

Covina DMV Driver Safety Office   –   

1365 N. Grand Ave., Suite 101, Covina, CA 91724-4048

Phone (626) 974-7137   –   Fax (626) 974-7118

Days and Hours Open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

El Segundo DMV Driver Safety Office   – 

390 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 2075, El Segundo, CA 90245-4470

Phone (310) 615-3500   –   Fax (310) 615-3581

Days and Hours Open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

San Bernardino DMV Driver Safety Office   –   

1845 Business Center Dr., Ste. 212, San Bernardino, CA 92408-3447

Phone (909) 383-7413   –   Fax (909) 383-7439

Days and Hours Open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

San Diego DMV Driver Safety Office   –   

1455 Frazee Road, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92108-4378

Phone (619) 220-5300   –   Fax (619) 220-5418

Days and Hours Open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

Van Nuys DMV Driver Safety Office   –   

6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 205, Van Nuys, CA 91401-3333

Phone (818) 376-4217   –   Fax (818) 376-4215

Days and Hours Open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

Mandatory Actions Unit (California DMV): 

This is the brains of the DMV. If you have a hold on your driver license and you do not know why then this is the number to call. They will give you information on the reason why your license is being held up. For example, FTA (failure to appear) in court on a case.

Phone: (916) 657-6525

Immigration Resources

Immigration Impacts of DUI Alcohol Convictions Excellent Resource written by the Maryland office of the Public Defenders about the impacts of DUI and Non Citizen clients.

Other Attorneys in the Community

There are times where we a case does not fit my practice.  These cases include personal injury (car accidents, employment (wage and hour, or divorces and child custody (family law)  When this happens I make referrals to the following attorneys. 

Family LawCelia Robles714-290-7102
EmploymentAndrea Paris949-529-0007
Personal InjuryAndrew Sitzer323-309-9865
 Immigration Angela Franco   323-273-3756
Traffic Ticket  Scott Ball   714-547-7500