Martinez DUI Defense Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Martinez, California, deciding whether or not to obtain a qualified DUI defense attorney is one of the most important decisions that must be made. In order to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest, challenge the evidence collected, inform you of your legal options, protect your personal rights, and successfully fight your Martinez DUI charges, rely on the education, experience, and winning reputation of the Law Office of Robert Tayac.
Despite the fact that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most commonly charged crimes in the United States, many defense attorneys are ill equipped to handle such a specialized area of law. The extreme complexity of a driving under the influence case requires a DUI attorney to exhibit expertise on a variety of topics including: human physiology, chemistry, breath-alcohol testing, blood-alcohol testing, direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, and strict law enforcement procedures for probable cause, preliminary screening, and chemical testing.
Unlike most criminal defense offices, the Law Office of Robert Tayac focuses primarily on driving under the influence defense. Every DUI lawyer employed by this office has received specialized training specifically targeted to the successful defense of DUI related charges. The Law Office of Robert Tayac is dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal representation possible and rest assured, your Martinez DUI case will be given the utmost attention from start to finish.
In addition to the criminal DUI case initiated in the Contra Costa County Superior Court, a Martinez DUI arrest also initiates a second case which is reviewed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This case is evaluated by a hearing officer who is employed by the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Driver Safety Office and is tasked with determining the outcome of an individual’s driving privileges in California.
In order to contest the grounds for suspension of an individual’s license, it is imperative that a request is made for an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing within ten (10) days of the Martinez DUI arrest. If the hearing is not requested within the allotted time, the individual automatically forfeits their right to contest the DMV’s license suspension action. As a result, the individual’s California driver license will be automatically suspended for 4 months, beginning 30 days after the date of the Martinez DUI arrest. With so much at stake, it is critical to obtain a qualified driving under the influence defense attorney to help preserve your right to drive.
The Law Office of Robert Tayac has been helping clients accused of driving under the influence for nearly a decade. The office’s positive reputation, practical experience, winning track record, and unparalleled knowledge of DUI law have helped to make the Law Office of Robert Tayac the Bay Area’s premier DUI defense firm. If you have any questions regarding your Martinez DUI case, please free to contact our office and speak with a knowledgeable member of our DUI defense team today.
The Law Office of Robert Tayac
600 Montgomery Street, Suite 210
San Francisco, California 94111
Alameda County: 510-352-9500
Contra Costa County: 925-288-9800
Marin County: 415-552-6000
Napa County: 707-576-9900
San Mateo County 650-570-3000
Santa Clara County: 408-985-8700
Sonoma County: 707-576-9900
San Francisco: 415-552-6000; Fax: 415-552-6099
Toll Free 800-901-1888
Martinez General Information:
Martinez is the county seat of Contra Costa County, California. The downtown is notable for its large number of preserved old buildings. Martinez is located on the south side of the Carquinez Strait in the San Francisco Bay Area, directly facing the city of Benicia. Martínez means "son of Martín" in Spanish, and in this sense the name is the English equivalent of the surname "Martinson".
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 square miles, of which, 12.2 square miles of it is land and 1.2 square miles of it is water.
Although the common perception of Martinez is that of a refinery town, given the view from Highway 680 across the Shell Refinery and the strong smell of petroleum that greets visitors coming from the Martinez-Benicia Bridge, the city is in fact largely surrounded by water and regional open space preserves. The Martinez-Benicia Bridge carries Highway 680 across the eastern end of the Carquinez Strait to Solano County.
Martinez is one of the only two places in the Bay Area - the other is the Golden Gate Bridge - where the Bay Area Ridge Trail and the San Francisco Bay Trail converge. The Bay Trail is a planned recreational corridor that, when complete, will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays with a continuous 400-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails. It will connect the shoreline of all nine Bay Area counties, link 47 cities, and cross the major toll bridges in the region, including the Martinez-Benicia Bridge.
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