GALT DUI LAWYER - CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (916) 233-7346
The family friendly city of Galt has twenty parks and offers the community a variety of sports and senior activity programs. Galt takes pride in its Winter Bird Festival and its annual Independence Day Celebration.
Galt also takes pride in keeping its streets safe. Police officers are vigilant enforcers of laws that prohibit driving while intoxicated (DUI). Unfortunately, vigilant enforcement can lead to doubtful arrests of innocent drivers.
Galt DUI Defense Lawyer Michael Rehm can challenge DUI arrests made in Galt. A successful challenge to an arrest or to breath test results can help drivers avoid a DUI conviction. An aggressive defense at trial can lead to an acquittal. Negotiating from a position of strength can persuade prosecutors to reduce charges. A DUI defense lawyer is in the best position to advise drivers of the outcomes that may be achievable in their particular case.
Galt DUI Arrests
In the most recent year tracked by the Office of Traffic Safety, 76 drivers were arrested for DUI in Galt. Galt had the 68th highest DUI arrest rate of 92 comparable California cities, after adjusting for population and miles driven.
Drivers who are arrested in Galt are taken to Sacramento County Main Jail for booking. The jail is located at 651 I Street in Sacramento. Depending on the circumstances, arrested drivers will be released on bail or released without being required to post bail. Either way, the driver will be told to appear in court on the date specified on a notice to appear.
Galt DUI Prosecutions
Charges against drivers who are arrested in Galt are filed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's office. Arrested drivers can expect to be charged with two misdemeanors — DUI and driving at or above 0.08% BAC. However, about 5.6% of DUI cases in Sacramento County are charged as felonies, usually because the driver has several prior DUI convictions, has caused an injury.
Drivers answer to those charges before the Superior Court for Sacramento County, located at 720 9th Street in Sacramento.
Galt DUI Outcomes
Prosecutors in Sacramento County are aggressive about obtaining DUI convictions. They manage to get a DUI conviction in about 85% of the cases they charge.
Fortunately, convictions are neither automatic nor inevitable. An aggressive defense may convince a prosecutor to plea bargain. Motions challenging arrests and improper police procedures may result in a dismissal of charges. Pointing out reasonable doubt to a juror may result in an acquittal.
About 5.4% of drivers charged with DUI in Sacramento County are convicted of a lesser offense. Reduced charges are almost always a result of plea bargaining. The offense of “wet reckless” — a form of reckless driving that carries lower maximum penalties than a DUI — is the most common reduced charge.
Another 9.6% of drivers charged with DUI in Sacramento County are not convicted of any crime. To find out if this can be you, contact Galt DUI Lawyer Michael Rehm at (916) 233-7346 for a free consultation, anytime.