FAIRFIELD CA DUI LAWYER - CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (707) 225-0731
While Travis Air Force base is the largest employer in Fairfield, Jelly Belly is the dream employer of every kid who can't get enough visits to the candy store. After work, a burger and beer at one of the city's taprooms is a great way to relax. Another option is a weekend visit to some of the dozen-plus wineries in the Fairfield area.
We encourage everyone to drink in moderation and to bring a designated driver if they might have more than one drink each hour. Drivers who are perfectly capable of safe driving can easily find themselves “over the limit.” A traffic stop that ends with a visit to jail for driving under the influence (DUI) is a bad way to end the day in Fairfield.
Fairfield DUI Arrests
In the most recent year reported by the Office of Traffic Safety, 265 drivers were arrested for DUI in Fairfield. That arrest rate was a bit lower than average for a city of Fairfield's size. Compared to 58 similar California cities, Fairfield had the 44th highest rate of DUI arrests after adjusting for population and miles driven.
An arrest is almost always followed by a trip to jail for booking. The Solano County Jail is located at 500 Union Avenue in Fairfield. Most arrested drivers are released after they complete the booking process.
Fairfield DUI Prosecutions
Reports of DUI arrests are sent to the Solano County District Attorney's Office. A prosecutor then decides whether to file charges. Those charges are usually misdemeanors, but drivers who caused an accident and those with too many prior DUI convictions may be charged with a felony.
The charges are filed with the Solano County Superior Court. Cases are usually heard at the Hall of Justice, located at 600 Union Avenue in Fairfield. Two other courthouses are connected to the Hall of Justice. The driver's court notice will specify the precise room and building where the driver needs to report.
When a driver hires Fairfield CA DUI Defense Attorney Michael Rehm, he may be able to make some appearances on the driver's behalf. Attorney Michael Rehm can help drivers understand their obligations, options, and potential defenses after being arrested for DUI in Fairfield CA.
Fairfield DUI Convictions
A DUI lawyer will search for ways in which a client can avoid a conviction. Almost 62% of DUI charges in Solano County result in DUI convictions. That percentage is lower than the statewide average in California courts.
About 14% of Solano County DUI arrests are reduced to a less serious traffic offense. Lawyers often negotiate a reduction to “wet reckless,” a form of reckless driving with lesser penalties than a DUI. Other negotiated outcomes include a reduction to “dry reckless” or other traffic offenses.
Nearly 23% of DUI prosecutions in Solano County end with no criminal conviction. Lawyers employ a variety of strategies, including challenging arrests and test results, pointing to the existence of reasonable doubt, and negotiating resolutions to avoid criminal convictions for drivers arrested for a Fairfield DUI.
For more information on how to apply damage control to your current situation, contact Attorney Michael Rehm at (707) 225-0731 for a free, confidential consultation, anytime.