When a California driver is arrested for drunk driving, their driver’s license is automatically suspended after 30 days. You will be given a temporary license in many cases that is good for 30 days. The driver has ten days to contest the suspension with the DMV for a hearing called ‘Administration License Suspension’ in order to receive an extension of a temporary license.
The DMV Hearing
A license suspension is an ‘Administrative Sanction’ and not a punishment hearing. It has no effect on criminal proceedings. Due to many cases at the DMV, the hearing could be postponed for as much as thirty days. This can be a tedious and confusing procedure. Most people have no idea what to present at any DMV hearing to avoid the loss of their driver’s license, so it’s important that you enlist the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.
At our firm, we have scheduled and represented clients at countless such hearings, and are very familiar with all aspects of driver’s license suspensions, and how to fight. If you are this predicament, don’t wait to contact our San Diego criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC.
Have you had your license suspended? Call us today!
Our team at The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC is comprised of experienced DUI attorneys. We are members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. Our approach is to act quickly and aggressively in defending the case, including when presenting evidence at the DMV hearing.
Together we can help guide you through all the steps in the fight to retain your driver’s license. We understand the system of negotiating with the DMV and we will fight on your behalf in this very important step of your DUI case. If you or a loved one had a license suspended, contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.