CONCORD DUI ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (925) 289-5564
Almost every day is sunny in Concord. Outdoor adventurers can soak up the rays while climbing Mount Diablo or exploring biking and hiking paths. Tourists and locals gather in Todos Santos Plaza to enjoy an oasis of beauty in Concord's thriving downtown.
While Northern California is known for its wine, craft beers are the featured beverage at many of Concord's night spots. The Contra Costa County Beer Trail takes beer lovers to 40 breweries and tap rooms, about a quarter of those are in Concord.
Drivers who sample craft beers at multiple breweries are at risk of being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).
Three beers in an hour or four beers in two hours will put most men of average weight over the “legal limit.” Estimating a blood alcohol concentration after drinking multiple small pours at two or three tap rooms is a nearly impossible task.
Concord DUI Arrests
The risk of being arrested for DUI in Concord is significant. During the most recent year reported by the Office of Traffic Safety, there were 214 DUI arrests in Concord. Compared to 58 cities of similar size, Concord had the 18th highest arrest rate after adjusting for population and miles driven.
A driver who is arrested for DUI in Concord will be taken to the Martinez Detention Facility for booking. That jail is located at 901 Court Street in Martinez. Most drivers are released after booking, usually without being required to post cash bail.
Concord DUI Attorney Michael Rehm can protect the rights of drivers who are arrested in Concord and elsewhere in Contra Costa County.
Concord DUI Prosecutions
Based on the arresting officer's reports and test results, charges are filed by the Contra Costa County District Attorney's office. Most drivers are charged with misdemeanor offenses of Vehicle 23152(a) and 23152(b). About 3.6% of arrested drivers in Contra Costa County are charged with a felony DUI.
Drivers will need to appear in court, although some court appearances can be handled by the driver's attorney. When a personal appearance is required, the case will be heard by a judge of the Contra Costa County Superior Court. Court appearances are made at the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse at 725 Court Street or at the A.F. Bray Courthouse at 1020 Ward Street. Both courthouses are located in Martinez.
Concord DUI Outcomes
Drivers often believe that convictions are a foregone conclusion after a DUI arrest. Statistics tell a different story. Only 62% of drivers charged with a DUI in Contra Costa County are convicted of a DUI.
Lawyers help drivers achieve favorable outcomes in several ways. Plea bargaining can lead to a reduced charge. About 11% of drivers charged with DUI in Contra Costa County are convicted of reckless driving or some other reduced charge that avoids the harsh penalties of a DUI conviction.
Almost 27% of drivers charged with a DUI in Contra Costa County avoid any criminal conviction. Attorney Michael Rehm uses negotiations, motions to suppress evidence, and aggressive legal tactics to help clients obtain dismissals and acquittals after a Concord DUI arrest.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Concord CA, you need representation. To hire Attorney Rehm, call (925) 289-5564.