DMV Hearings in San Diego, CA
Let Our San Diego DUI Attorney Advocate for You
Is the DMV threatening to suspend your driver's license after having
been charged with
driving under the influence (DUI)? Many people do not realize that 10 days following your
DUI arrest, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) takes rapid steps to suspend your
whether or not you are found to be
guilty in a DUI court case. After you have been arrested and charged with DUI you must be prepared
to face both the courts and the DMV regarding your rights. With the help
of a San Diego DUI defense attorney, you can stand up to the DMV and ensure
that the only restrictions placed on your freedom to drive are those imposed
by the court.
What should I expect from a DMV license hearing?
Once you have been arrested for DUI, a police officer will take possession
of your driver’s license and issue you a temporary license that
expires in 30 days and informs you that it is mandatory that the request
for an appointment for an administrative
license suspension hearing be made
within 10 calendar days. You will lose your right to a hearing if you contact the DMV after this
10 day period, so it is important that you act quickly to get this taken care of.
DMV hearings differ from DUI court since they are not presided over by
a judge and take place outside of a courtroom. While relaxed, you will
be entitled to argue your case with the help of your DUI defense attorney.
With the help of your attorney, you will be able to:
BAC and other evidence
- Provide your own testimonial of the events
- Present and question witnesses and officers
- Cross-examine witnesses in the case
What you can expect at a DMV hearing is for a DMV employee to evaluate
the evidence surrounding your arrest. This will likely involve evidence from
field sobriety tests as well as
breath and blood test evidence. The best chance that you will likely have in fighting against the evidence
against you is by procuring the help of a DUI attorney like Mark R. De
Yoe, APLC. A DMV hearing serves the dual benefit of allowing our lawyer
to learn what the prosecution has against you and develop defense strategies
Attorney De Yoe Can Help You Keep Your Driver’s License!
Driving privileges are essential to a California lifestyle. Due to the
layout of the metropolitan areas and California's unique public transportation
system there are more drivers in California than any other state with
a total of nearly 23 million licensed drivers. When fighting to maintain
your driving privileges Attorney Mark R. De Yoe, APLC has the experience
and skill you need to defend your rights.
He has nearly 30 years of experience in getting clients’ licenses
restored so that they do not have to face permanent restriction. He has
also been successful in helping clients obtain what is known as a restricted
license. This license can be issued to those who have had their licenses
suspended, but still need to drive due to some type of hardship the suspension imposes.