ANTIOCH DUI ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (925) 289-5564
The New York Times labeled Antioch “the last bastion of the good commute” in the Bay Area. The quiet community offers family-friendly activities, from hiking at Black Diamond Mines Regional Park to swimming at the Antioch Water Park.
Antioch is one of the most affordable cities in the Bay Area, making it a good place to live for Bay Area families that need to watch their budget. That budget may be strained by fines and potential loss of employment if an Antioch resident is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).
Antioch DUI Arrests
In the most recent year analyzed by the California Office of Traffic Safety, police officers made 141 DUI arrests in Antioch. Compared to 58 California cities of similar size, Antioch had the 22nd highest rate of DUI arrests.
After an officer decides to arrest a driver in Antioch, the officer will take the driver to jail for booking. In most cases, booking occurs at the Martinez Detention Facility, located at 901 Court Street in Martinez. Drivers are normally given the opportunity to call someone for a ride home.
Drivers are also given the chance to call a lawyer. Whether they do so before or after their release, drivers should get prompt legal advice. Drivers only have ten days to request a DMV hearing. A lawyer can use that request to delay or avoid the suspension of the driver's license. Drivers who are arrested in Antioch CA can get the help they need by contacting a DUI lawyer Michael Rehm
Antioch DUI Prosecutions
After an arrest in Antioch, a prosecutor in the Contra Costa County District Attorney's office will decide what charges to file. About 3.6% of DUI cases in Contra Costa County are charged as felonies, usually because the driver has multiple prior DUI convictions.
Drivers who are arrested in Antioch will usually make court appearances at the Richard E. Arnason Courthouse. That courthouse is located at 1000 Center Drive in Pittsburg.
Antioch DUI Outcomes
DUI defense attorney Michael Rehm protects the rights of drivers who are accused of DUI. Whenever possible, Attorney Rehm tries to save the driving privileges and avoid a DUI conviction.
Just 62% of drivers who are charged with a DUI in Contra Costa County end up with a DUI conviction. That conviction rate is considerably lower than the California average.
Plea bargaining accounts for a driver's conviction of a reduced charge in about 11% of Contra Costa County prosecutions. Reckless driving is the most common reduced charge. While prosecutors in most counties make use of California's “wet reckless” law in plea bargaining, “dry reckless” is a more likely outcome in Contra Costa County. Drivers avoid harsh penalties with a “dry reckless” conviction.
In Contra Costa County, almost 27% of drivers who are charged with DUI are not convicted of any crime at all. To find out if you are in the same situation as those who have avoided a conviction, contact Antioch DUI Lawyer Michael Rehm at 925-289-5564, anytime.