Huntington Beach DUI

Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer

Huntington Beach is the most populous beach city in Orange County. It is bordered by the Bolsa Chica Basin State Marine Conservation Area, the Pacific Ocean, Seal Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach.

HB is known for its long stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, great surfing, and beach culture earning the nickname “Surf City.” Duke Kahanamoku began surfing in Huntington Beach in 1925 popularizing the sport. 

Surf City Huntington Beach

There are two 18-hole golf courses in Huntington Beach: Meadowlark Golf Club is open to the public and is located on Warner and Graham; and The Huntington Club, formerly known as Seacliff Country Club, is a private country club.  

The California Highway Patrol looks for drunk drivers on the 405, and HPBD patrols streets like Beach Boulevard (SR 39), Magnolia, Main Street, and the Pacific Coast Highway.

The original Huntington Beach Pier was built in 1904. The U.S. Open of Surfing is held on the south side of the pier. Huntington Beach hosts car shows such as the Beachcruiser Meet. There has been a Fourth of July parade held since 1904.

The city’s first high school was Huntington Beach High School. Other public high schools are Edison, Marina, and Ocean View.

The 2020 United States Census reported that Huntington Beach had a population of 198,711.

The biggest employers in the city are Boeing, Safran Cabin Inc., No Ordinary Moments, and Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach has a reputation for recreation with resort hotels, restaurants, and bars, all of which makes it a target for Huntington Beach Police Department police officers to patrol for drunk drivers.

HUNTINGTON BEACH DUI EVIDENCE

Huntington Beach Police officers are known for being very aggressive with drunk driving arrests. If you are arrested in Huntington Beach for a DUI, your DUI Defense Attorney should get all the evidence related to your case, including a thorough review of the Driving Under the Influence Report, as well as the Age 21 and Older Officer’s Statement, DMV form DS367.

Your DUI Defense Attorney is entitled to get from the prosecution all relevant evidence seized or obtained as a part of the investigation. PC 1054. This includes all exculpatory evidence. Brady v. Maryland (1963) 373 US 83. This can also include serving a subpoena on the HBPD for body-worn camera footage for your DMV Hearing. There can also be footage from the cameras inside the Huntington Beach Jail where your blood may have been drawn.

Subpoenas can be served on the police to get evidence of other video and audio recordings. You can also discover evidence if you took a breath test, records on whether the officer has been properly trained on how to administer the AlcoSensor VxL breath machine, and whether the breathalyzer was working properly at the time of the test.

HUNTINGTON BEACH DUI COURT / DMV INFORMATION

If you were arrested in Huntington Beach for Driving Under the Influence, your case will be heard in the Stephen K. Tamura Justice Center formerly known as the West Justice Center, located at 8141 13th Street, Westminster, California. The DMV is the Driver Safety Branch, located at 790 The City Drive, Suite 420, Orange, California, (714) 703-2511.

Huntington Beach DUI Arrests West Justice Center

For serious DUI cases, the Huntington Beach jail has what is called a “Pay-to-Stay” program if you qualify to serve your jail sentence in a city jail instead of the Orange County jail. It is a preferred alternative to allow you to work or go to school, and participate in court-ordered treatment while serving your jail sentence on consecutive days, nights, and/or weekends.

HUNTINGTON BEACH DUI LAWYER

If you were arrested for DUI in Huntington Beach, call Richard Wagner, a knowledgeable and experienced DUI Defense Lawyer for drunk driving arrests out of Huntington Beach (714) 721-4423 to discuss your defense strategy.

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