Charged with a DUI in Sacramento County? Read below for information regarding the Sacramento Superior Court location, Sacramento DUI Departments, as well as Sacramento County DUI alcohol and alternative sentencing programs.
Sacramento County Superior Court Location
The Sacramento Superior Court is located at 720 9th Street in Sacramento, CA 95814. There is metered street parking that surrounds the courthouse, as well as a paid garage(s) and parking lots.
DUI cases in Sacramento County are normally heard in Department 3, 4, or 8. Departments 3 and 4 handle misdemeanor cases, while Department 8 handles felony cases. All three departments are located on the second floor of the Sacramento Superior Court. If your case is set for trial, you will be sent to Department 9. From Department 9, you will be sent to a Department upstairs depending on courtroom availability.
For more information, visit the Sacramento Superior Court Website.
FINES AND FEES
The fines and fees for a 1st DUI in Sacramento are $480 + Penalties and Assessments. This results in a fine of $2,400.
For a 1st DUI in Sacramento, you will have to take a 3, 6, or 9 month alcohol class depending on what your BAC is:
ALCOHOL PROGRAM LOCATION(S) AND CONTACT INFORMATION
The Breining Institute offers the Wet, Reckless and First Offender Programs. Therefore, if you are ordered to take the SB-38 program, you must find another program. The Breining Institute is located at:
This program offers the Wet, Reckless, First and Multiple Offender Program(s), as well as Drug Rehab:
Terra Nova DDP
This program offers the Wet, Reckless, First and Multiple Offender programs. However, certain programs are only offered at certain locations:
Safety Center, Inc.
All Safety Center, Inc. locations offer English/Spanish/Russian services. Their alternative phone number is (800) 825-7262. They can be found at:
If you’re convicted of a DUI in Sacramento County, you’ll be sentenced to “time.” Whether your “time” must be served in custody depends on the circumstances of your case. For a 1st DUI in Sacramento, you typically don’t have to do any time in custody. For a 2nd DUI, you must do at least 4 days in custody. Finally, for a 3rd DUI, you must do a minimum of 6 days in custody.
The Sacramento County Sheriff runs a Work Release Program that allows you to serve your time out of custody outside of any required in custody time.