Marin County Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

If you are arrested for a DUI in Marin County you would be wise to consult with a local experienced DUI attorney immediately.  Attorney John Stanko has been defending driving under the influence case at the Marin County Superior Court in San Rafael since1996. 

I am intimately familiar with the polices of the Marin County District Attorney's Office concerning DUI cases and with the Courthouse procedures.  The DA has a long standing practice of not negotiating on driving under the influence cases.  To this end, the Marin County DA has a set of "standard" DUI punishments related to blood alcohol concentrations (BAC), accidents and whether there were any injuries or exaggerated facts concerning the arrest. 

Reduction to a "wet" alcohol related reckless driving, or "dry" non alcohol related reckless driving charge is not common in Marin County.  Often the DA will either dismiss your case instead of filing on a .08 % BAC but you may be allowed to plead guilty to wet on a .09 and in some cases a .10 BAC.  If you don't get an offer of a wet you will be forced to plead guilty to a DUI, or you will have to exercise your right to a trial and take your chances in front of a jury. 

Dedicated to defending the accused in Marin.

At the Criminal Clerk's office, located in room C-10 of the Marin County Superior Court I can handle your first court appearance, arraignment, without either of us having to appear in a courtroom.  After entering a plea of not guilty by paper arraignment your case will be calendared for a COP/SET, change of plea/setting, date in Department M within 45 days.  Prior to the COP/SET date I will receive your police reports, request additional discovery from the District Attorney, and thoroughly discuss your case and options with you. 

My clients normally do not have to appear at the COP/SET court appearance where their case will likely be set for a motion to suppress evidence (dismiss the case), continued for further proceedings or set for a jury trial. 

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Beware of any attorney that tells you that your DUI in Marin may be reduced to a wet or a dry.  They are unfamiliar with the local policies.   Call or email knowledgeable local DUI attorney John Stanko for help.  I personally handle all aspects of every driving under the influence case I defend in Marin County.

Marin County California includes the towns and cities of: Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marin City, Mill Valley, Novato, Olema, Point Reyse, Ross, San Anselmo,  San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, and Tomales Bay.