After Your DUI: DMV Hearings
Staunch Advocacy from Our Walnut Creek DUI Defense Lawyer
There are two different actions happening in a DUI case. One is the court process if the District Attorney files against you. The second is started by the DMV. The DMV will seek to impose an administrative suspension of your license. From the date of your arrest, you only have ten days to state that you plan on contesting the suspension.
At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, we are ready to represent clients throughout every phase of their drunk driving case. That means thoroughly challenging the evidence against them in their criminal case and providing an unflagging defense of their driving privileges at their DMV hearing. For comprehensive counsel ready to protect your interests, call our Walnut Creek DUI defense attorney today.
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Administrative vs. Criminal Implications
Drunk driving is against the law and, if you are arrested for a DUI, you will be tried under the DUI statute in a criminal court. This is unfortunately only part of what DUI defendants can expect with their case. Because California driving privileges are regulated by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), that institution will also take action when a DUI is charged.
When you are arrested:
- Your license will be seized by your arresting officer
- Your arresting officer will provide you with a 30-day temporary license
- You will receive Admin Per Se (APS) Notice of Suspension from the DMV
- You will have a 10-day window to request a hearing to challenge the suspension
If you choose to do nothing, your license suspension will go into effect after your 30-day temporary license expires. The suspension's duration will depend on your past record of DUIs and how soon you can get your DUI school completed. Our firm is ready to accompany you to your DMV hearing and assert the facts of the case. In some cases, we can even petition for a restricted license so that your suspension doesn't keep you from crucial commutes to work or school.
We're ready to assess your case. Call Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation at (925) 208-4801.