Question: I was arrested for a DUI in Van Nuys with DUI case in Van Nuys Court coming up. Where do I go in Court? What happens if I am late for the DUI hearing?

Answer: If you have a DUI in Van Nuys Court, the arraignment (ie. the first DUI hearing) for a DUI misdemeanor will be in Dept. 103. If you are late, the Judge/Commissioner may not let you handle the matter when you arrive, and may have already issued a FTA (failure to appear) and issue a bench warrant. Not an issue you want to deal with. You should hire a DUI defense attorney to handle your case. If it’s filed as a misdemeanor, then your privately retained DUI Attorney can handle the hearing (as well as the other hearings leading up to trial…should it go that far) without you being there pursuant to Penal Code 977. Call me at 818-336-1DUI if you would like to discuss your DUI case in more detail. I regularly handle DUI cases in Van Nuys amongst other Courts.

Phil Hache,

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts.