Once you are arrested for driving under the influence in California, you will have to go through two separate processes, the DMV hearing process and the criminal court process. Both processes are equally important but separate of one another and it is imperative that you have a reputable California DUI Lawyer to represent you for both.
Immediately following your DUI arrest, you will more than likely be taken to the local police station for booking; during this time, a written report will be sent to the District Attorney’s office to determine whether to proceed with the case and whether to hold you for an immediate arraignment or schedule you for a later date.
Your criminal court process for a California DUI begins with the arraignment. During this phase, you will be formally charged.