Preparing for Your DMV Hearing
Insight from a Santa Ana DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with drunk driving in Santa Ana or the Orange
County area, it is crucial that you
schedule a hearing with the DMV within 10 days of your arrest. If you fail to set up a hearing within this timeframe, you could lose
your driving privileges throughout the trial and afterwards.
Why does this suspension occur automatically? When you were arrested, you
should have been given a “notice of suspension” of your license,
which will act as a temporary license for 30 days. You can prevent this
suspension by scheduling a hearing and presenting your case to the DMV.
This is different than a criminal case and will not impact your charges
in any way, only your driving privileges.
Do not waste any more time! You need to begin preparing for your DMV hearing
with the help of a qualified Santa Ana DUI lawyer. At The Law Offices
of Jerry Schaffer, Jr., that is exactly what you will find. I am a
board-certified criminal law specialist with decades of legal experience. With a
background in prosecution, I am well-versed in how the other side of the courtroom works and can
utilize this in your case.
Now is the time to act! You can begin by
filling out a free case evaluation.
What to Expect in a DMV Hearing
The DMV hearing is essentially and administrative proceeding with no criminal
implications regarding your
DUI charge. It focuses solely on determining whether your driving privileges
will be restored or not.
During your hearing, the following issues will be pivotal:
- Whether the officer had reasonable cause to pull you over
- What your blood alcohol concentration was at the time of arrest
- If you were put under lawful arrest or not
- Your actions regarding any chemical tests (refusal will result in penalties)
Without proper preparation, you won’t be able to effectively challenge
any of these points. When you hire a DUI attorney in Santa Ana who knows
how to handle these matters, however, the odds can shift to your favor.
Your legal advocate can contest any evidence, cross examine arresting
officers, bring in other witnesses, and testify on your behalf during
“Can I really win my DMV hearing?”
While winning a DMV hearing is very challenging, having an experienced
DUI lawyer on your side during this time can go a long way. More importantly,
you need a representative to protect you from the long-term criminal penalties
you could be facing. Even if you lose your initial hearing, you have the
right to appeal it! If you do win your case, you should keep in mind that
this is not the end of your legal troubles. You will still need to prepare
for your criminal trial, which requires even more legal prowess.
Whatever the case, be sure to
reach out to The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr. today for legal guidance!