The DMV hearing process as related to California DUI charges is extremely important. It is a matter that must be addressed immediately, as you may face automatic driver's license suspension if you do not contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles within 10 calendar days of your DUI arrest.
Scheduling your DMV Hearing
Fortunately, your Hayward & Pleasanton DUI attorney can contact the DMV for you and schedule your hearing. This is an administrative procedure that concerns the suspension of your driver's license. When you are arrested for drunk driving, the law enforcement officer will confiscate your license and issue you a notice of suspension which also acts as a temporary driver's license. If you do not contact the DMV within 10 days to challenge your suspension, the DMV will go forward and suspend your license for a set period of time. Your only chance of driving again will be to wait for the suspension period to end, or to seek a restricted license once you are able (usually after 30 or more days).
Avoid Driver's License Suspension
It's best to do what you can to avoid driver's license suspension in the first place by working with an experienced lawyer. Although it is not a criminal court proceeding, your DMV hearing is serious. Your interests are best represented by a competent lawyer. In fact, in some cases involving your lawyer in your DMV hearing can positively affect your criminal court case because he or she will have a head start in getting familiar with your case and will be more prepared.
Don't wait, contact California DUI Attorney Lynn Gorelick today
If you were arrested for a California DUI, the clock is ticking on your case. Don't miss the deadline without getting personalized advice from an experienced DUI defense Lawyer. Attorney Lynn Gorelick provides you with a free initial consultation to review your rights and your options, and help you decide on a clear direction for your case.