You or your attorney must call DMV within 10 days to request a hearing.
When you are arrested for DUI in Sacramento your driver's license is automatically confiscated and a temporary driver's license is issued in its place. This temporary permit allows the person a 30 day driving period, after which the driving privilege will be suspended. In order to avoid suspension, a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of the arrest in order to contest the driver's license suspension.
DUI Lawyer Representing Clients During DMV Hearings
Once the person has scheduled her/his hearing with the CA DMV, a time and date for the hearing will be issued for a mandatory DMV appearance. During this DMV Hearing, the accused person will meet with a DMV representative in a predetermined room. The DMV representative has two roles. First, the DMV representative will act as prosecutor, presenting evidence against the accused and arguing why he/she should not get a reinstatement of her/his driving privileges. Second, the DMV representative will act as judge, making a final ruling after reviewing the information available on the case.
If the DMV representative finds against you, your driving privileges will be suspended. However, if the DMV representative decides in your favor your driving privileges are reinstated.
Many people want to defend themselves at the DMV Hearing. This isn't advised! Most people just don't have the legal knowledge or courtroom experience needed to argue their cases successfully, thereby squandering a valuable opportunity to win a case before even going to court. In cases such as these, an experienced DUI Defense Attorney can mean the difference between winning and losing. A seasoned DUI lawyer will know when to challenge evidence, question testimony, and use many other legal tactics as part of an overall decisive strategy. In certain cases, the DUI defense lawyer may also help the accused get a hardship license.
Sacramento DMV Hearing Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in Sacramento or surrounding areas, you have only 10 days to request your DMV Hearing! You must act quickly and you should consult with a skilled DUI attorney as soon as possible. The Law Office of John Campanella has fought more than one thousand cases and has served clients for more than 20 years. Contact Mr. Campanella today in order to learn more. He offers a free consultation and can show you exactly what his law firm can do for your DUI defense.