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San Diego County Superior Court - North County Regional Center

San Diego County Superior Court - North County Regional Center is where DUI cases that originate in northern San Diego County are prosecuted.

Misdemeanor and felony DUI cases at North County Regional Center are generally prosecuted by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

North County Regional Center is located at:

325 South Melrose
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 201-8600 x160

The first court appearance following a DUI arrest is called an arraignment. This appearance presents you with your first opportunity to plead "guilty," "not guilty," or "nolo contendere" (no contest) to any criminal charge.

At North County Regional Center, misdemeanor and felony arraignments for DUI (as well as all other charges) are typically held in the courtroom titled Department 5.

Note that misdemeanor DUI charges do not require you to appear in person if you have retained an attorney. Our Los Angeles DUI Lawyers provide this service regularly.

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