Anatomy of a DUI


The Anatomy of a DUI

Where to Begin?

For those people who don’t want to read a lot of text but would rather see a diagram explanation of the entire Napa County DUI process, Ryan searched the internet for a diagram which can show how it all starts, where a person arrested for DUI is in the process, and what can happen next.

He didn’t find anything adequate and decided to write his own flowchart depicting all kinds of directions which a DUI case may take, from police stop and DUI arrest to Napa court appearances, and from the pink temporary license, to DMV hearing, to driving again.

To start understanding what you're facing in your situation, begin with this Anatomy of a DUI flowchart.

Next, look at our Napa DUI Lawyer Top 10 Questions from Everyone (and afterwards, if applicable, read the Top Questions from Non-Residents, or Minors/Parents, or Multiple Offenders).

Next, read our Napa DUI Lawyer 10 Tips for the First 48 Hours After Arrest. Ryan's remaining DUI lawyer Tips articles on this website about "Fighting Your DUI Case," "Easing the Consequences of a DUI," and "Getting Your License Back," as well as the large DUI "Resources" sections, which will become useful in the later stages of a typical Napa DUI case, as you can see shown on the DUI Anatomy flowchart.

All of these information links can always easily be found at the top of each page of this Napa County DUI attorney website.

Arrests Prior to January 1, 2019

Our 2020 Anatomy of a Napa DUI flowchart is an updated discussion of issues related to DUI arrests (arrest date, not conviction date) occurring on or after January 1, 2019. For a discussion of issues related to Napa DUI arrests prior to 2019, click on this Pre-2019 Anatomy of a Napa DUI.

No Jail Time
Client charged with a violation of probation and 3rd DUI - a wet reckless with no jail time was offered prior to the start of litigation of a suppression motion.
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    Battery charge dismissed halfway through trial, and the jury hung on the resisting charge.
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    But case later overturned on appeal based on arguments made by our counsel during the trial that the blood test was inadmissible and that there was no time of driving established by the evidence.
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