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.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) in San Mateo County, it is essential that you contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer 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 San Mateo County court system.
The law firm of Campbell & DeMetrick has successfully defended DUI cases in San Mateo County since 1975. Not only are we thoroughly familiar with the San Mateo 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 lawyer whose reputation and skill are known and respected in the courtroom where you’ll appear.
If you’ve been arrested in San Mateo 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 lawyer as soon as possible. Once retained, your attorney will begin to arrange your overall defense plan, including preparation of:
- Your DMV hearing, which will be conducted out of the DMV’s San Francisco office
- Your court case
In San Mateo County, the jurisdiction in DUI prosecutions is divided between two facilities:
- The Redwood City courthouse – the main courthouse, known as the “Southern Branch”
- The South San Francisco courthouse – referred to as the “Northern Branch”
The District Attorney has an office in each branch. Although their policy of DUI plea bargaining is very similar in both locations, there are some subtle differences that only an experienced DUI defense attorney knows how to utilize to your best benefit.
Within San Mateo County, there are many possible arresting agencies that may have participated in your DUI arrest:
- The California Highway Patrol (CHP)
- The San Mateo Police Department
- The San Mateo Sheriff’s Department
- The Atherton Police Department
- The Redwood City Police Department
- The South San Francisco Police Department
- The Daly City Police Department
- The Brisbane Police Department
All of these agencies have different internal regulations that may come into play with the facts that surround your DUI arrest. The DUI Defense Team at 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 DUI defense lawyers who know the San Mateo County courts, prosecutors, and judges.
When you retain the hardworking, highly experienced DUI Defense Team of Campbell & DeMetrick, you not only get representation by some 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, 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.