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Santa Cruz DUI Attorney


MICHAEL REHM – (831) 431-0986


Santa Cruz County lies along the gorgeous north Monterey Bay shore of California's Pacific Coast, just south and west of San Jose. With its long wharf jutting into Monterey Bay, the city of Santa Cruz is the seat of Santa Cruz County. The area's charms draw thousands of visitors, whom the county's population of just over a quarter of a million welcome to their pleasant cafes, galleries, and stores.

DUI Charges in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County's idyllic charms do not discourage the county's enforcement of state DUI laws. Santa Cruz County arrested 1,416 persons on DUI charges in the most recent year for which statistics are available. About three-quarters of those arrests were of men and the other quarter of women.  

DUI Convictions in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County prosecutors convicted 914 on DUI charges in the most recent year for which statistics are available, which unfortunately is the year 2016, representing about 65% of those charged, a somewhat lower percentage than in many other California counties. According to these same statistics, around 10% of all DUI charges were resolved for a Wet Reckless, while 22% had no record of conviction at all.

Other Notable Santa Cruz County Statistics: 

For the fiscal 2018-2019 year, in regard to Jury Trials, there were 81 jury trials where a felony was being charged, and 39 misdemeanor jury trials. In that same fiscal year, there 2,356 traffic misdemeanors that were filed, including DUI charges, and out of those filed 1,875 were resolved with a plea before trial.  Traffic charges can include not only driving under the influence, but also Driving on a Suspended License, Driving without a license, and reckless driving, non-alcoholic related.

Santa Cruz County Court

The Santa Cruz County Superior Court has a single location at 701 Ocean Street in the city of Santa Cruz. The Superior Court's Criminal Division hears and decides DUI cases.

Michael Rehm knows how the Santa Cruz County Superior Court handles DUI cases. Contact Attorney Rehm at (831) 431-0986 for a free consultation and to learn more about your specific case.

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Southern California Areas Served:

Phone: (619) 787-3456 Areas Served: San Diego, Vista, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, El Centro, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Lancaster, Palmdale, Pomona, Torrance, Pasadena, El Monte, Downey, West Covina, Norwalk, Burbank, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Costa Mesa, Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Temecula, Bakersfield, Clovis, and everywhere in between.

Bay Area Areas Served

Phone: (831) 431-0986 Areas Served: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, Salinas, Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, Livermore, Concord, Richmond, Walnut Creek, Antioch, San Rafael, Novato, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Fairfield, Vallejo, Vacaville, Dixon, Solano County, San Benito, Daly City, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Redwood City, Belmont, San Carlos, San Bruno, Pleasanton, Union City, San Leandro, Milpitas, Pittsburg, Danville, Rohnert Park and the entire Bay Area.

Northern California Office & Areas Served

333 University Avenue; Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95825 Phone: (916) 233-7346 Areas Served: Sacramento, Elk Grove, Antelope, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, the friendly confines of Land Park, Folsom, Yolo, Woodland, West Sacramento, Davis, Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Yuba City, Marysville, Wheatland, Colusa, San Joaquin County, Lodi, Manteca, Stockton, Tracy, Lathrop, Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County, Arcata, Mckinleyville, Fortuna, Eureka, Butte County, Oroville, Paradise, Chico, Mendocino, Ukiah, Colusa, Shasta County, Redding, Calaveras, Yreka, Amador, Jackson, Lassen, Susanville, Plumas County, Quincy, Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Lakeport, Sonora, Madera, Crescent City, Trinity, and all of Northern California.