Richmond DUI Defense Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Richmond, 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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
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Richmond, Contra Costa County General Information:
Richmond is a city in western Contra Costa County, California. The city was incorporated on August 7, 1905. It is located in the East Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area and is sometimes confused with the Richmond District in San Francisco. It is a residential inner suburb, as well as the site of heavy industry, which has been undergoing a shift towards a service and commercial economy since the 1970s. Richmond almost completely surrounds the city of San Pablo, and the unincorporated areas of North Richmond, El Sobrante and East Richmond Heights.
The name "Richmond" appears to predate actual incorporation by more than fifty years. Edmund Randolph, originally from Richmond, Virginia, represented the city of San Francisco when California's first legislature met in San Jose in December 1849, and he became state assemblyman from San Francisco. His loyalty to the town of his birth caused him to persuade a federal surveying party mapping the San Francisco Bay to place the names "Point Richmond" and "Richmond" on an 1854 geodetic coast map, which was the geodetic map at the terminal selected by the San Joaquin Valley Railroad; and by 1899 maps made by the railroad carried the name "Point Richmond Avenue," designating a county road that later became Barrett Avenue, a central street in Richmond.
There are several cities and unincorporated communities surrounding or bordering Richmond. To the south is the city of Albany which is in Alameda County and the city of El Cerrito. The cities and unincorporated areas of, East Richmond Heights, Rollingwood and, El Sobrante lie to the East. North Richmond to the west and San Pablo to the east are almost entirely surrounded by Richmond's city limits. To the north, Richmond borders the city of Pinole and the unincorporated areas of Bayview-Montalvin, and Tara Hills. Richmond borders Alameda, San Francisco, and Marin counties in the Bay and Red Rock Island.
The Port of Richmond, located in along the city's southern coast beside the Richmond Inner Harbor, handles the third-largest shipping tonnage in California. It ranks number one for ports of the San Francisco Bay for vehicles and liquid bulk.
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