Protecting Your Driving Rights At DMV Hearings

There are many reasons why your driver's license may be in jeopardy, including DUI arrest. At Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, our defense lawyers have significant experience in helping people protect their driving privileges at Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings.

For knowledgeable defense in a DMV hearing to protect your license, contact the law offices today. The firm offers free initial consultations and has decades of experience in California courts.

Regardless of the reason your driver's license may be suspended or revoked, there are several important things to know:

  1. Call a lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney may be able to help you protect your driver's license from suspension or revocation.
  2. You have only 10 days from the date of the traffic stop or DUI arrest to request a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) administrative hearing to protect your driving privileges.
  3. A DMV hearing is not automatic. You must request a hearing within the 10-day time limit.

If your license is at risk for suspension or revocation, you have certain rights. You have the right to request a DMV hearing, to cross-examine the police officers involved, to gather evidence in your defense, and to be represented by a lawyer when presenting your defense. While a DMV hearing is separate from the criminal proceeding for DUI, this administrative hearing can be very important to your criminal case.

While a DUI arrest for driving above the .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is one of the most common situations that result in a DMV hearing, other reasons include:

  • Being involved in a traffic accident
  • Medical suspension hearings
  • Suffering a medical episode while driving
  • Accusation of dependency on drugs or narcotics
  • Negligent operator suspension for too many points on license

Contact Our Attorneys Today

If your driver's license is at risk, you may have a limited time in which to request a hearing with the DMV. To protect your driver's license from suspension or revocation, contact Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP today for a free initial consultation.

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