Providing discreet and superior DUI defense for the discerning few since 1975.
If a DUI conviction is not an option; if a DUI conviction will destroy your life; then it is time to turn to a nationally recognized leader of the DUI Defense Bar—James Farragher Campbell.
NOTE: In Alameda County, AB 91 was placed into effect. This statute requires the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle for FIRST offenders.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) in Alameda County, it is essential that you contact an experienced DUI defense attorney right away. To increase the chance of getting your DUI fines, charges, and DMV points reduced or dismissed, we encourage you to choose a DUI attorney who has proven, long-term experience representing DUI cases within the Alameda County court system.
The law firm of Campbell & DeMetrick has successfully defended DUI cases in Alameda County courts since 1975. Not only are we thoroughly familiar with the Alameda County courts, prosecutors, and judges; more important, our attorneys are recognized and respected by these groups as tenacious client advocates who are highly skilled and ethical. That’s what you need most when your good name is on the line: a DUI defense attorney whose reputation and skill are known and respected in the courtroom where you’ll appear.
If you’ve been arrested in Alameda County for a DUI, the following information may be of help.
You have only 10 days to request a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). That’s part of why it’s so important to retain the services of an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Once retained, your DUI attorney, James Campbell, will begin to arrange your overall defense plan, including preparation of:
- Your DMV hearing, which will be conducted out of the DMV’s Oakland office
- Your DUI court case
In Alameda County, the jurisdiction of DUI prosecutions will reside in one of the following courthouses:
The District Attorney has an office in each branch. Although their policy of DUI plea bargaining is very similar in all Alameda County courthouse locations, there are some subtle differences. Further, judges presiding over a particular court subscribe to different policies. Failure to observe and follow these differences can seriously and adversely affect your case. That’s why you must insist upon representation by an experienced DUI defense attorney who is familiar with the differences between various Alameda County courts and knows how to utilize this knowledge to your best benefit.
Within Alameda County, there are many possible arresting agencies that may have participated in your DUI arrest:
- The California Highway Patrol (CHP)
- The Oakland Police Department
- The Hayward Police Department
- The Fremont Police Department
- The Pleasanton Police Department
- The Dublin Police Department
- The Berkeley Police Department
- The BART Police
All of these agencies have different internal regulations that may come into play with the facts that surround your DUI arrest. The DUI Defense Attorney, James Campbell of Campbell & DeMetrick, is intimately familiar with the specific policies of these respective agencies, and uses this knowledge to ensure that the right information gets to the right agency at the right time.
Choose the DUI defense attorney who knows the Alameda County courts, prosecutors, and judges.
When you retain the hardworking, highly experienced DUI Defense Team of individuals associated with Campbell & DeMetrick, you not only get representation by one of the most successful, respected DUI lawyers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, you also get support from our team of DMV specialists, witness preparation professionals, private investigators, forensic toxicologists, accident reconstruction experts, and more. Call us today — get the “Home Team” advantage — and put our good name to work defending yours.
WARNING! You only have 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest to request a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you refused the test or were charged with refusing the test you face a possible suspension of your license for one or more years. Likewise, if you submitted to a test which yields a result of .08% or above, you can also be suspended for 4 months to 3 years. Contact our office immediately for assistance.