Understanding DMV Hearings
Riverside DUI Defense Lawyers
If you are stopped for DUI, the police officer will take your driver's
license and issue you a 30 day temporary license. On the back of the temporary
license is a notice advising you that you have
10 days to request a DMV hearing or your license will be automatically suspended.
It is vital to request this hearing to preserve your privilege to drive.
It is also crucial that you have experienced legal representation at the
hearing for you to have a good chance of success. Call our firm for proven
and dedicated assistance from a Riverside criminal defense attorney at
your DMV hearing.
How can I fight for my license?
At the DMV hearing, the hearing officer will act as both prosecutor and
judge. The hearing officer will try to admit into evidence the police
officer's arrest statement to support a finding that stop and arrest
were legal and that your
BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) was over .08%. Your attorney will seek to prevent
the arrest statement from being admitted on grounds that the stop was
illegal and so all further evidence is inadmissible. The attorney will
also present any evidence that the officer failed to do the breath test properly.
If your license is up for suspension for refusal to take the breath test,
your attorney will challenge the legality of the stop. The attorney will
also question whether you were notified of the consequences of refusal
and whether the officer persisted in trying to get you to take the test.
Powerful Legal Defense in Riverside
Our lawyers are among a select few attorneys in the state recognized by
the State Bar as Certified Specialists in Criminal Law. We achieved this
recognition by having extensive criminal law training and a record of
accomplishment in the field. When you go before a DMV hearing, it is vital
be represented by strong legal counsel that can present a detailed and
compelling case to the hearing officer to advocate for your privilege
to drive. We urge you to
contact us for help as soon as possible after your arrest, and our team will immediately
begin working on your defense.