San Diego’s U.S. Military Bases include Camp Pendleton, Miramar, Coronado / Naval Station.
Sometimes folks accidentally wind up at a sentry position. A wrong turn? A turnaround. Lots of reasons.
The sentry smells an alcoholic beverage or asks the driver if he or she has been drinking.
DUI Lawyer Specialists in San Diego can help whether the driver is a civilian or is in the Navy or Marines. Usually the person is not in the military.
Federal DUI charges on a military base are prosecuted in United States District Court at 940 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101. This is not a California state court. A federal prosecution can take place for California state drunk driving charges. Punishment for DUI can be substantial.
DMV is another issue. Your DUI Attorney handles the DMV. Make sure it’s done within 10 days of your stop/detention.
Those in the Navy or Marine Corp arrested for DUI also deal with possible consequences relating to the military’s punishment. Read here for details. It’s quite complicated. It can depend on enlistment classification, degree of alleged intoxication, and whether the defendant was on or off duty. Many times a San Diego DUI Lawyer cannot help with the military end.
Often a San Diego DUI Attorney can prepare a letter for the Commanding Officer which may assist.