What is a DMV Hearing?

Posted by Troy Slaten | Sep 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested for a DUI in California, there is important information that you need to be aware of. For example, you only have a limited window of time to request a DMV Hearing in order to avoid administrative license suspension. When you call a Los Angeles DUI attorney from Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, we will get to work requesting this hearing and fighting for you.

After a DUI arrest, the police officer will take your license and issue you a temporary license that is only good for 30 days. After this time, an administrative suspension will be placed on your license for 6 months or more. There is hope to stop this process. You have ten business days to file paperwork in order to request a DMV Hearing. If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to drive during this suspension. It is important to note that this type of suspension is not related to your DUI sentence and will still be enforced even if your DUI charges are dropped. Calling an experienced  attorney as soon as you are arrested for DUI is the best way to make sure that you do everything possible to protect your license.

A DMV hearing will take place in front of a DMV employee, not a judge. You should have an experienced DUI attorney there to represent you because you will have to argue for your defense. If your attorney can successfully fight for your license suspension to be cancelled, you will get your permanent license returned. If the administrator cannot be convinced, your attorney can still help you get a limited driving permit so you can commute to school and/or work. If you are facing license suspension due to DUI in California, call a  defense lawyer now.

About the Author

Troy Slaten

Troy Slaten is the managing attorney for Floyd, Skeren & Kelly's Criminal Defense practice. He graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then went on to earn his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.


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