DMV Hearing

Los Angeles DMV Hearing Attorney

dmv hearingDMV hearings are an important part of any Los Angeles DUI case. After you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you have 10 days to schedule a hearing with the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) and contest the suspension of your license. If you fail to schedule this hearing, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended.

You or your attorney may schedule your DMV hearing with the Driver Safety Office (DSO) of the California DMV, and your DUI attorney may actually represent you at the hearing as well. Simply having your attorney present may greatly increase your chances of getting your license back until your trial, and may even help you in the future with your DUI trial. A skilled attorney will know exactly what paperwork and/or evidence is needed at your DMV hearing so you get the best outcome possible.

DMV Hearings in Los Angeles

After you are pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles, the arresting officer will confiscate your driver’s license and hand you a pink slip, a “Notice of Suspension,” which acts as a temporary 30-day license while your DMV hearing and DUI trial are underway. After you receive the slip, you or your lawyer will have 10 days to schedule your DMV hearing.

At your Los Angeles DMV hearing, you will have the chance to show evidence or testimony that may help you get your driving privileges reinstated until your DUI case is heard. The purpose of the DMV hearing is to determine whether you will keep your license, not whether you are actually guilty of DUI. Your guilt or innocence will be determined at your trial. Call us at (877) 781-1570 or use online form.

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