TURLOCK DUI LAWYER - CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (209) 490-5049
Turlock has seen steady growth during the last fifty years. While the city no longer qualifies as a rural community, it combines the relaxed lifestyle of agricultural communities with the cultural and educational opportunities that an urban environment provides.
The Turlock Police Department enforces the law within city limits. The Stanislaus County Sheriff and the State Patrol enforce traffic laws on roads and highways near Turlock. Together, law enforcement agencies are eager to make arrests in or near Turlock for driving under the influence (DUI).
Turlock DUI Arrests
In the most recent year analyzed by the California Office of Traffic Safety, 156 drivers were arrested for DUI within Turlock's city limits. That arrest rate is the 62nd highest among 106 comparable California cities after adjusting for population and miles driven.
After an arrest for DUI in Turlock, a driver will probably be taken to the Public Safety Center for booking. The Public Safety Center is located at 200 East Hackett Rd. in Modesto.
Most people who are arrested in Turlock for a DUI are given a court date and released without being required to post bail. However, bail policies change from time to time, and circumstances may permit the Sheriff's Office to impose cash bail.
Turlock DUI Charges
An arrested driver must request a hearing from the DMV within ten days of the arrest date to delay or avoid an automatic suspension of driving privileges. Attorney Michael Rehm can help drivers request a DMV hearing and can represent drivers at their court appearances.
Charges are filed by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's office. Most drivers who are arrested for DUI in Turlock are charged with misdemeanors. About 6.2% of DUI cases in Stanislaus County are charged with a felony. That rate of felony charges is 50% higher than the statewide average.
Drivers who are charged with a DUI must appear in the Stanislaus County Superior Court. A judge at the Main Courthouse presides over DUI charges. That courthouse is located at 800 11th Street in Modesto. While a DUI attorney may be able to make some court appearances on behalf of the driver, at least one in-person appearance is usually necessary.
Turlock DUI Convictions
Many drivers who are arrested for DUI believe their situation is hopeless. In fact, an experienced DUI defense attorney may find grounds for challenging an unlawful arrest or raising a doubt about the validity of test results. An aggressive defense can lead to a dismissal, and acquittal, or a favorable plea bargain.
In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 77% of DUI charges in Stanislaus County resulted in DUI convictions. About 4% were plea bargained to “wet reckless,” a reckless driving charge that carries lesser penalties than a DUI conviction. Another 2% of DUI charges were reduced to a less serious offense.
The remaining 17% of charges were resolved without a conviction of any offense. Retaining an experienced DUI defense attorney offers the best opportunity for drivers who are arrested for DUI in Turlock to avoid a conviction.
Turlock DUI Attorney Michael Rehm is available for free, confidential consultations at (209) 490-5049. If you, or a loved one, has been arrested for a DUI, call Attorney Rehm to find out how the court system and the DMV will treat the facts of your case.
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Attorney Michael Rehm provides representation in Turlock, Ceres, Riverbank, Patterson, Oakdale, Newman, Keyes, and all of Stanislaus County, California.