San Rafael DUI Defense Lawyer
Following a DUI arrest in San Rafael, California, it is in the individual’s best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced drunk driving defense lawyer immediately. With an understanding of DUI law unmatched by rival firms, the Law Office of Robert Tayac is aptly prepared to handle every aspect of your San Rafael DUI case.
At the Law Office of Robert Tayac, each member of this experienced legal team specializes in defending motorists accused of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above California’s legal limit of 0.08% in Marin County’s Superior Court, located in San Rafael.
The extreme complexity of a driving under the influence case requires that a successful DUI lawyer possess 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 representing individuals accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Every attorney employed by this office has received specialized training designed to facilitate the successful defense of driving under the influence charges initiated by a San Rafael DUI arrest. The Law Office of Robert Tayac has the critical education, applicable experience, and comprehensive knowledge necessary to successfully defend your San Rafael drunk driving case.
A San Rafael DUI arrest triggers two separate cases. The first case is a criminal case which is prosecuted by an Assistant District Attorney in the Marin County Superior Court. The second case is initiated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ Driver Safety Office. This action is conducted by the DMV in order to determine whether or not an individual’s California driving privileges should be suspended as a result of their San Rafael DUI arrest.
In order to contest the possible suspension of an individual’s driver license, a request must be made for an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing within ten (10) days of the San Rafael DUI arrest. If the hearing is not scheduled with the California DMV’s Driver Safety Office within the allotted time, the individual’s right to contest the DMV suspension is waived and their California driver license will be automatically suspended 30 days from the date of the San Rafael DUI arrest, for a minimum of 4 months. Therefore, it is critical to consult with a qualified driving under the influence defense lawyer as soon as possible, in order to help protect your California driving privileges.
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 make the Law Office of Robert Tayac the Bay Area’s premier DUI defense firm. If you have any questions regarding your San Rafael 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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San Rafael, Marin County General Information:
San Rafael, is the county seat of Marin County, California. The city is located north of San Francisco and south of Santa Rosa. In 2002, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the city's population to be 55,550. What is now San Rafael was once the site of several Native American Miwok villages. Thereafter, the Spanish missionaries established the Mission San Rafael in what is now downtown San Rafael.
The mission and City of San Rafael are named for the Archangel Raphael, the Angel of Healing. The mission was originally planned as a hospital site for Central Valley American Indians who had become ill at the cold San Francisco Mission Dolores. In part because of its ideal weather, San Rafael was later upgraded to full mission status in 1822. In 1834, the Mexican government took over the California missions in 1834, and Mission San Rafael was thereafter abandoned in 1844.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the San Rafael has a total area of 22.4 square miles, 16.6 square miles is land, while 5.8 square miles is water. Notable landmarks of San Rafael include the Mission San Rafael Arcángel, the Marin County Civic Center building, the Rafael Film Center, China Camp State Park and the George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch. Additionally, San Rafael is served by the privately operated San Rafael Airport.
The shoreline of San Rafael has been extensively filled to accommodate land development. San Rafael has a wide diversity of natural habitats from forests at the City’s highest elevations to marshland and estuarine settings. Its marshes are home to the endangered species Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse. There are also riparian areas including the San Rafael Creek and Miller Creek corridors.
Also as of the census of 2000, there were 56,063 people, 22,371 households, and 12,773 families residing in the city. There were 22,948 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 75.8% White, 2.24% African American, 0.56% Native American, 5.59% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 11.16% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. Of the 22,371 households, 25.8% had children under the age of 18, 44.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.99.
San Rafael contains a number of well conceived parks. There are two regional parks that serve statewide users are China Camp State Park and McNears Beach State Park. Community parks include Albert Park, Boyd Park, Pickleweed Park and the Terra Linda Recreational Center. Additionally, there are a number of neighborhood parks and mini-parks such as Boyd Park, Sun Valley Park, Oleander Park, Victor Jones Park, Peacock Gap Park and Gerstle Park. Gerstle Park is a historic and walkable neighborhood south of First Street in close proximity to central Downtown.
Many San Rafael neighborhoods have a widely accepted and widely recognized names. The City of San Rafael recognizes 30 distinct neighborhoods, including Bay Islands, Bayside Acres, Bret Harte, California Park, Canal, Canal Waterfront, Central San Rafael, China Camp, Civic Center, Country Club, Dominican/Black Canyon, Fair Hills, Francisco Boulevard West, Gerstle Park, Glenwood, Lincoln/San Rafael Hill, Loch Lomond, Lucas Valley, Marinwood, Mont Marin/San Rafael Park, Montecito/Happy Valley, North San Rafael Commercial Center, Peacock Gap, Picnic Valley, Rafael Meadows/Los Ranchitos, Santa Venetia, Smith Ranch, Sun Valley, Terra Linda, and West End.
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