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Orange County DUI Lawyer Resources

These sites are the sites I use most for my practice. It’s a good thing to do your own research.

Check for Arrest Warrants in Orange County: Use this if you suspect you have a warrant.  IE: Missed court date or Case filed against you without notice to appear.

Orange County Arrest Warant Check

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.

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

Crime Labs: Test results for both blood and breathe can be found online for Orange County. You will need your vial number and arrest date from the yellow sheet of paper. 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: 

  • Office Checklist – This is the what I use for to begin every case.
  • Sample DMV Request Letter (DIY): For someone who wants to request their own DMV Hearing.
  • Sample DMV Request Letter: Often times, the 9th or 10th day falls on a weekend and DMV driver safety office iis closed which means we can’t call in within the 10 days. When this happens we send this to DMV for purpose of requesting a hearing within 10 days of arrest. (link)
  • DMV  Subpoena (Used for the purpose of getting an officer into a DMV APS hearing and getting physcial 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 yourt case)
  • Sample DMV Subpoena: This is a sample subpoena that we send out.
  • 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 Instuctions:  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.

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 prgram will vary.  Below is a list of programs in Orange County. The list includes serveral 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 offfenders
  • 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 Recklesses 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

Google Maps: This tool doesn’t need an introduction. You will want to use Google Maps to get the location of the area you were arrested at. There are times where you will not remember how a place looks like and Google Maps will show an accurate description of how a particular corner looks like. In addition, legal professionals use it as exhibits for their cases and it is also a tool for pro pers to use as well. A person can bring this into traffic court to show for a variety of reasons. IE: show a different speed limit or the lack of a sign or a faulty sign. Legal professionals use Google maps to get pictures of locations. Also, this proves to be a useful tool to get an idea of how an area looks like.

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
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-834-3952

Harbor Justice Center
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
1275 North Berkeley Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
714.773.4480

West Justice Center
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: 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.

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