The court and DOL processes are entirely separate from one another—what happens in one has no effect on the other—with few exceptions.
Your court case begins with a mandatory arraignment hearing at which most plead “not-guilty”. You receive notice of this date from the arresting officer, or by mail.
At the hearing, the judge will impose conditions of release while your case is pending. These may include:
If you have prior alcohol-related offenses, you may have to:
Be mindful of your conditions of release. If you violate them, the court could revoke your release, set bail (or raise your bail) and order that you be taken into custody. At your arraignment, you will be given notice of your next court date, usually a pretrial hearing.
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