Department of Motor Vehicle Hearing
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If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, the first part of the process is the DMV hearing. At the time of arrest, your driver’s license is usually taken by law enforcement and you are issued a 30-day temporary license. You then have 10 days after your arrest to request your DMV hearing, which is the administrative hearing that decides what will be done with your license. If you do not request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended after the 30 days. It is strongly advised that you get the assistance of an experienced and qualified DMV hearing attorney to assist you in both scheduling a date and representing you at this hearing.
DMV Hearings in Bakersfield
The DMV hearing is a separate part of a DUI charge and does not replace the court appearance on the criminal charge. Evidence against you will be reviewed during this hearing. Some of the items to be looked at include:
- Did the law enforcement officer have “probable cause” to suspect you of driving under the influence?
- Did the arresting officer follow proper procedure?
If any of these factors are able to be challenged, or if your DUI defense attorney has already filed court challenges that suppress certain evidence, the suspension of your drivers license may be set aside.
At Brehmer Law, our Bakersfield DUI defense attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients at DMV hearings. We don’t just schedule appointments and go to the DMV as a formality. We are prepared to defend you. We hire experts, submit outside evidence and fight for your license. In addition, we are the only law firm in Kern County to file appeals (“Writs”) from DMV hearings to overturn poor decisions of the DMV. Our track record for success is very impressive in defending clients during the DMV hearing process.
Let us take a look at your case and take advantage of our years of experience and legal expertise. We are committed to assisting you throughout every step of your DUI charge. California law is very strict on arrest procedures, and any error can result in a court challenge and a dismissal of charges. It is crucial that your legal representation is highly experienced in every of DUI charges, beginning with the DMV hearing.
Contact Brehmer Law if you are seeking exceptional legal representation at both the DMV hearing and in court.