There are three El Dorado County Superior Court locations that handle DUI charges:
The main website for the three locations can be found at http://www.eldoradocourt.org/index.html.
Unless your DUI charges took place in South Lake Tahoe, first court date (the arraignment) will be held in Department 7 at the Fairlane Court address. If your matter is set for a pre-trial motion or trial, you will be sent to the Main St. Court.
El Dorado County DUI fines and fees are in the neighborhood of $2,300.
The El Dorado County Sheriff offers a Work Program that allows someone convicted of a DUI in El Dorado County to serve their sentence out of custody. It costs $40 to apply, and $20 per day.
It is critical that you let your El Dorado County DUI lawyer know if you are not able to complete the Work Program in El Dorado County. Unless your attorney requests that you complete your sentence in another county, you will have to “serve” your DUI sentence in El Dorado County.