Westminster DUI Information
If you were arrested for DUI in Westminster, your arrest could have been from the Westminster Police Department, or the California Highway Patrol (CHP), or from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. This page contains Westminster DUI Information that you may find helpful regarding your pending matter, including court information and DUI driver’s license information.
Westminster DUI Information – DUI Statistics
Westminster has a population of 91,872. The California Office of Traffic Safety provides the following rankings and rates for Westminster DUI arrests.
Westminster DUI Arrests
Westminster DUI Information – Police Agencies
Westminster Police Department)
8200 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
320 N. Flower Street, Suite 108,
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Phone: (714) 834-6670
Westminster DUI Information – DUI Arrest Information
Arrest and other calls for service in Westminster are listed on the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Blotter. Just select “Westminster” as the City.
Most people booked and held in Orange County jail are listed in the OCSD Who’s in Jail website.
Westminster DUI Information – The Prosecution
DUI cases from Westminster are handled by the West Justice Center branch of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Westminster DUI Information – the Courthouse
Your Driver’s License and the DMV:
Note: THE DMV REQUIRES THAT YOU ACT WITHIN ONLY TEN DAYS (not business days)from the date of your arrest to protect your driving privileges. It is best if you are going to retain an expert Orange County DUI attorney, to allow the attorney’s office to schedule the DMV hearing for you. Our fee includes this service, and we can schedule a hearing that works with our availability (court and DMV) schedule. For your convenience, if you cannot retain an attorney within 10 days, the phone numbers for all Orange County DMV matters from a DUI, to do so, is here: (714) 703-2511.
When you call, advise them that you are retaining an attorney, that you request a stay on your driver’s license suspension, and that you will be sending a written request for discovery. They will ask if you request an “in person” or “telephonic” hearing, and we recommend that you set it for an in person and request a stay on suspension. By making this request you ensure that your driving privilege will not be suspended until your case is heard.
At your hearing, only the following issues will be discussed, by law:
(If you took a blood, or breath test)
- Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of Vehicle Code 23140, 23152 or 23153?
- Were you placed under lawful arrest?
- Were you driving a motor vehicle when you had a 0.08% or more by weight of alcohol in your blood or 0.05% or more if under age 21?
Police Procedures and Your Rights in a DUI:
The law requires that an officer have probable cause before you are arrested. Typically, the training for officers as well as case law requires police to establish probable cause by a violation of the law, an accident, and observations of the physical manifestation of intoxication.
You have the right to refuse the FST’s, and you have the right not to state anything that may incriminate you. You even have the right to refuse a blood, breath, or urine test, but if you do so, your license will be suspended for one year. You always have the right to be treated fairly by the police, and for the police to not use unreasonable force against you during an arrest.
Westminster DUI Information -Westminster DUI Attorney
Westminster DUI Court Locations and Phone Numbers:
Orange County has five court locations where Orange County DUIs may be prosecuted, depending upon which court had jurisdiction over the location where the arrest took place. Westminster DUI cases are heard at the West Justice Center Westminster Courthouse: