After a DUI arrest, you have only 10 days in which to request a DMV hearing regarding your license suspension. This is completely separate from the criminal case which is handled in court. What will happen if you just "wait and see what happens?" Usually a conviction and penalties, including a long period of license suspension.
Fighting For Your Driving Privileges
If you do not act at once to schedule a DMV hearing, you lose your opportunity, and your license will be automatically suspended. Even if you are found "not guilty" in criminal court, the DMV operates separately and may or may not allow you to get your driver's license reinstated. The most urgent issue after an arrest is to get a Fresno DUI lawyer from the Law Office of Michael J. Aed to schedule the DMV hearing, and to represent you at the hearing.
DMV Hearings: The Evidence They Review
A DMV hearing is an administrative action taken by the department to determine whether your license should be suspended. This decision will be made based on only certain details, including if you took a breath or blood test and the result; whether the law enforcement officer who arrested you had probable cause to believe you were driving under the influence; whether you were lawfully placed under arrest at that time; and were you driving a motor vehicle while over the legal limit. This is what the DMV hearing will address.
Those who refused the breath or blood test will face license suspension and this matter should be addressed very carefully by a skilled criminal lawyer familiar with every aspect of criminal law and DMV hearings.
Hire A Skilled Defense Attorney For DMV Hearings
There are certain issues that must be addressed in a DMV hearing if you hope to retain your legal right to drive in the State of California. One of the main issues is whether you were legally stopped and arrested. There are many cases in which law enforcement has overstepped the bounds of the law in the police stop that led to an arrest for DUI.
It could not be more important to have your case evaluated immediately to determine what can be done to help you fight to avoid a suspended license. At the Law Office of Michael J. Aed, our team has an uncommon degree of understanding on how to present a compelling case, whether to the court for the DUI criminal charge, or to the DMV to assist you with your license.
Call the Law Office of Michael J. Aed today to take the immediate action you need in any DUI charge. Get a free consultation with a lawyer, and learn how we can help you. Call 559-495-9320 or send us an email.