DMV Hearing Lawyer In Los Angeles
Los Angeles DUI & Suspended License Attorney
If you are arrested for driving under the influence, there are certain steps you must take right away. If you fail to take these actions in a timely manner, your license could be suspended before you can do anything about it. You may be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney or the penalties you could face, but you must call the DMV within 10 days to challenge their action against your license and schedule a hearing.
To set up a free consultation with a knowledgeable Los Angeles DUI attorney, call Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel now at (888) 973-0209.
Avoiding License Suspension After DUI
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you are required to submit to a chemical test (which is either a blood or breath test) to determine the alcohol content of your blood. Failure to complete or refusal to take this test will result in suspension of your driver’s license for one year. It is important you understand this if you have been arrested and are worrying about your options.
If the chemical test determines your blood alcohol level is .08% or more, your driver’s license will be taken by the officer at the time of your arrest. The officer will issue paperwork from the Department of Motor vehicles with a 30-day temporary license which will allow you to drive while await administrative review and appeal before your license is suspended.
During your DMV hearing, it is important to have an attorney present who can:
- Protect your rights from being violated
- Clearly display evidence in your favor
- Work to protect your license
Take Immediate Action To
Protect Your License
If you are arrested for driving under the influence, your time is limited to preserve your right to challenge the Department’s action against your license. In order to request an administrative hearing, you must call the DMV nearest the place of your arrest. When you call the DMV, you must request a hearing and a stay of the suspension of your driving privilege. If you do not request a hearing with the DMV within 10 days of your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended or revoked 30 days after your arrest.
If you are already beyond 10 days, contact the DMV to request a hearing immediately. Regardless of the exact circumstances, you will need to retain the services of a skilled DUI attorney to represent you in any upcoming hearing. We are here to protect your rights and illustrate the importance of you keeping your license.
If you or someone you care about have been arrested for DUI, you must call our firm at (888) 973-0209 to make an appointment.