DUI and license suspension – DMV hearings – Orange County DUI defense

If you have recently been arrested for DUI in California, the clock is ticking for you and your driver’s license. Under the California Vehicle Code, the police will confiscate your driver’s license if you are arrested for DUI. They will issue a temporary driver’s license to you, but unless you take action, your license will be suspended by the DMV, regardless of whether or not charges are filed against you for DUI. The Department of Motor Vehicles operates independently from the police and prosecution and is responsible for determining who gets a license and who loses theirs. The DMV is required to hold a hearing to determine if your license should be suspended. They will only hold that hearing if you or your attorney requests it. You only have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV. If you wait too long, the DMV will refuse to give you a hearing and your license will be suspended 30 days after your arrest. For a first offense, your license will be suspended for four months. With the help of a defense attorney, this license suspension can often be beaten or reduced with no loss of your driving privilege. If you or a loved one had been arrested for DUI, you cannot wait.

More information about DUI charges and defenses can be found here:

California DUI basics

DUI & Miranda rights

Elements of DUI

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