DMV Hearing Attorney
Trusted DUI Defense Lawyer in Newport Beach, CA
If you have been arrested on a DUI in California, you have 10 days after your arrest to contact the DMV for a hearing to avoid an automatic suspension of your driver's license. It is imperative that you do this because if you don't, on the 11th day after your arrest, the DMV will refuse to provide a hearing and your license suspension will go into effect in 30 days. If you are facing a possible license suspension because of a DUI in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, or anywhere in Orange County, California, it is strongly recommended that you contact Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer Scott Hughes as soon as possible. There is a chance of having the suspension thrown out if you are represented by him at the DMV hearing.
Since the DMV Hearing will be the first opportunity to challenge the allegations and evidence the government has against you, it is very important to have an experienced DUI and DMV Hearing lawyer and attorney at your side. If the DMV hearing shows there is no basis for a license suspension or revocation, the action against the driver's license will be set aside and full driving privileges will be restored.
California DMV Hearings
In a DUI arrest, if it is your first offense within 10 years, your license will automatically be suspended for 4 months if you do not request a hearing. This may be reduced to one month followed by 5 months of work restriction if proof of enrollment in a DUI school and proof of insurance is filed. If you refused to submit to chemical testing when you were stopped, your license will be suspended for 1 year with no work restriction possible. A second offense within 10 years also carries a one-year suspension and a 2-year suspension if you refused DUI testing.
Other types of DMV hearings at which Newport Beach DMV Hearing attorney Scott Hughes may provide legal representation are negligent operator hearings and suspensions for medical reasons. It is best to speak with him directly concerning the particulars of your DMV hearing.
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