A question I am always asked by my clients is “what is an DMV hearing“? Most everyone has some context of the San Diego DUI court process, but they have no idea about the DMV side of things.
If you are arrested in this state for drunk driving, the arresting officer will confiscate your driver’s license and provide you with a pink “Notice of Suspension”. This notice acts as a temporary license for 30 days. More importantly, this document also gives you notice that you are entitled to a DMV hearing to prevent this suspension but only if you request it within ten (10) days of the arrest. If you do not contact the DMV within this ten day window, you will forever lose the right to be heard.
If you do not request a hearing, your license will automatically be suspended at the end of the 30 days. At a certain point you will be eligible to reinstate your license once you
- enroll in California DUI school,
- submit an SR 22 Insurance form,
- pay a $125 reinstatement fee, and, in some counties,
- in some cases, install an ignition interlock device in your car.
It bears repeating that in order to try to avoid the suspension, you have the right to request a San Diego APS DMV hearing. You only have 10 days from the date of arrest to request this hearing. If you do not request your hearing within that timeframe, you lose your right to do so.
It is important to note that you aren’t required to request this hearing. But if you do not, the DMV will almost certainly suspend your license once the 30 days expire.
If you do request the hearing, your suspension/revocation will be delayed pending the outcome of the hearing. And if you win the hearing, it may be prevented altogether.
It is vital you obtain effective, proactive representation who knows the system to navigate you through this process.
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