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Modesto CA DUI Lawyer


MICHAEL REHM – (209) 490-5049


Inland of San Jose and in California's bounteous San Joaquin Valley, Stanislaus County has a population of just over a half-million, mostly centered around its arts-loving seat in charming Modesto. Stanislaus County is also home to the world's largest privately-owned winery, drawing many visitors along its scenic rural highways.

DUI Charges in Stanislaus County

Despite its charms, or perhaps in part because of them, Stanislaus County sees its fair share of DUI charges. Stanislaus County arrested just under two thousand individuals on DUI charges in the most recent year for which statistics are available. Of those 1,914 Stanislaus County DUI defendants, 78% were men, and 22% were women.

DUI Convictions in Stanislaus County

In the most recent year for which statistics are available, the nearly two-thousand Stanislaus County DUI arrests resulted in 1,587 convictions for about an 83% conviction rate. Just over 1,500 of those convictions were misdemeanors, while most of the rest were felonies, with a handful of under-21 convictions. Stanislaus County DUI convictions in that most recent year involved 1,062 first offenses, 378 second offenses, and much smaller numbers of third and fourth-or-more offenses.

The Stanislaus County Superior Court processed DUI charges from arrest to conviction in an average of 95 days, well more than the average in many other counties. Updates to the Department of Motor Vehicles took an average of 24 days in the most recent year for which statistics are available. Modesto DUI Defense Attorney Michael Rehm doesn't let prosecutors pressure clients into bad plea bargains or unduly drag matters out while exhausting resources.

In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the most recent year statistics are available, there were the following in regards to Traffic Misdemeanor charges being filed: 

Total Number Filed - 2668

Total Number Resolved Before Trial with a Guilty/No Contest Plea - 2211

Total Number of Charges disposed of as "Other" - 404

Total Number of Traffic Misdemeanors that went to a Jury Trial - 28

Traffic Misdemeanors include driving under the influence charges, driving on a suspend license, and other misdemeanor traffic offenses. A look at these numbers show that 28 of these matters ended up in front of a Jury, which is a decent amount considering the relatively low severity of the offense, which can generally mean either the defense attorneys in Stanislaus County are aggressive, or the District Attorney is unreasonable. Whatever the specific reason may be, the courtrooms in Stanislaus County are seeing a lot of action. Whether your case ends up in front of a jury is a decision that should made carefully and with the sound advice of counsel, and is one more reason why the hiring of an attorney can be of such consequence in these matters. 

Stanislaus County Court

The Stanislaus County Superior Court's Criminal Division hearing DUI charges has one location in Modesto at the Main Courthouse. The City Towers Courthouse at a nearby location hears only civil, not criminal, matters.

Learn from Modesto CA DUI Attorney Michael Rehm what to expect, including how prosecutors handle those charges, what to expect from the court, and the best defense strategy to pursue. Call  Michael Rehm at (209) 490-5049 for a free consultation.

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