10 DAY RULE:
YOU HAVE 10 DAYS TO REQUEST YOUR DMV HEARING
When you are arrested for a DUI in California, two sets of events happen. First, criminal proceedings insue in which you may be charged with a DUI and your case set for trial. However, there is a second set of events which begin to take place regarding your rights to drive a car. The Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, begins a process of suspending your driver’s license.
If you have just been arrested for a DUI, chances are that your driver’s license was taken away by the police and you may have been given a tempoary driver’s license. In most cases, your license is taken away by the police when you either fail or refuse to take a chemical test (breathalyzer or blood test). The officer or the DMV will issue an Order of Suspension suspending your driver’s license. The police officer will send your Driver’s License to the DMV to be destroyed. The officer may issue you a temporary license which is good for 30 days- at the end of 30 days your license will be suspended.
You have only 10 calendar days, not business days, to request an administrative hearing with the DMV- the hearing will delay your driver’s license suspension at least until the hearing. When you hire us, we will request your DMV hearing for you and represent you on that date. Failure to request your DMV hearing means automatic driver’s license suspension.
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