YOU MAY NOT HAVE TO APPEAR IN COURT!  //  CALL US ANY TIME  //  LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM VISTA COURTHOUSE

Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense 40 + Years Experience

CALL 24/7 – Free Consultation
760-670-3885

Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense
Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense

HIGHEST RATING IN LEGAL ABILITY
AND ETHICAL STANDARDS

  • Top Lawyers - San Diego Magazine
  • Former Deputy San Diego City Attorney
  • Former USMC Captain
  • Located Directly Across From Vista Courthouse
  • Over 150 Five Star Reviews on Google and Yelp

Attorneys William R. Christoph & Nicholas W. Christoph

Civilian DUI cases on Camp Pendleton are usually Federal cases

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2014

 A civilian DUI case where the stop occurred on a military base will be generally heard in San Diego Federal Magistrates Court. There are areas of joint state and federal jurisdiction like the Camp Pendleton main gate where the M.P. s (military Police) make the stop but call CHP or Oceanside Police to handle the arrest, then the case is heard in state Court in Vista.  If the CHP or local police were not called or involved, and it was all handled by M.P.s, then it is a federal case.  Military personnel are subject to military proceedings.

The Federal DUI citations on Camp Pendleton do not have a Court date on them, you are notified by mail several weeks later confirming the charges and giving you a Court date. An attorney can go for you and make all appearances without you. The M.P.s are not California Peace Officers and should not have taken your license or given you the Notice of Suspension and Temporary license, there should not be any DMV action. If you were given the pink suspension paperwork, setting a hearing is important because they do not have the authority to impose a suspension except on base. The federal Court hearings are always on a Wednesday and an attorney from the base is present to discuss the case with your attorney, provide reports, continue the matter and negotiate the case. Negotiated settlements generally are much better in Federal Court than state Court. You do loose your privilege to drive on base for a year if convicted.  

Christoph Law Offices are experienced North County DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys, and William Christoph was a USMC Captain.   Nicholas and William Christoph have handled over 3000 DUI cases, including many federal cases.  They know exactly how to handle these cases to achieve the best result. Call 760-670-3885 for a free consultation.

Categories

Archives

""
Google 5 Star Reviews

Over 150 Five Star Google and Yelp Reviews

5 stars
Yelp 5 Stars Logo

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

I highly recommend Christoph Law Offices to everyone. Nick is a true professional who will go above and beyond for his clients. Thank you!
– Mahir B.

AMAZING ATTORNEYS!

Amazing attorneys! Bill Christoph was very helpful during my case. He was always quick to get back to me about my questions.
– Collin W.

EXPERT IN HIS FIELD

Great experience overall having William Christoph as my attorney. He understands his client, very insightful and is an expert in his field.
– Soheila N.

Defending Against DUI and Criminal Charges Throughout San Diego County

TOP RATED In The Legal Community
San Diego magazine Top Lawyers 2022
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
AVVO Rating 10 Superb Top Criminal Defense