Motorist in the City of Vallejo will likely come across more drunk driving checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols will be increasing in Vallejo in the near future. The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded a grant of $172,700 to the Vallejo Police Department in order to target driving under the influence offenses.
The grant money will also be used for warrant searches, DUI stakeouts for repeat offenders, and courthouse stings where officers wait outside for convicted drunk drivers with suspended or revoked drivers licenses who drive away from court.
Drunk driving cases in Solano County are prosecuted in the Superior Courthouses, located in Vallejo and Fairfield. Which Courthouse a case goes to depends on whether the DUI arrest was made in the Northern or Southern part of the County. Typically drunk driving cases originating in Vallejo and Benicia are handled in Department 24 of the Vallejo Courthouse while cases stemming from arrests in Vacaville, Dixon, Rio Vista and Fairfield begin in Department 21 of the Fairfield Court.
If you are charged with a DUI in Solano County you could be punished with probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Punishment is greater for people with multiple offenses for driving under the influence. Whether arrested for DUI in Vallejo, Benicia, Vacaville or Fairfield, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence charges, suspended license charges and traffic tickets in Solano County, Richmond and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Solano County DUI attorney John Stanko at 707-642-8900, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.