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I gotta go to work! How to handle your drivers license after being arrested for a San Diego DUI. Getting a restricted provisional license that allows you to drive to work. San Diego DUI Lawyer Attorney explains

On Behalf of | May 25, 2018 | Firm News |


There can be an expansive list of punishments in a San Diego DUI. After jail, one of the most concerning punishments is the driver’s license suspension.  It is unfortunate because the DMV places a maze of obstacles before someone can drive legally again.  You want to fight the suspension by the DMV.   You want to make sure you get back on the road as fast as humanly possible.  Fighting the DMV hearing helps you on the court case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384 to get the ball rolling on your case.

Dealing with the DMV and the Courts

Many people have to use the Public Defenders, who do not assist people on the DMV side of things.  Even though the DMV suspension is on a different track than the court, they are connected and must be synced up or you can find your driving privilege affected.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384 to get the ball rolling on your case.

DMV Hearing

A DMV hearing needs to be set within 10 days (preferably by an experienced attorney).  Shortly after setting the hearing, subpoenas should be going out to the arresting police agency.  Subpoenas should be sent to get the following (depending on the case):

-Dash cam videos

-Body cameras

-Security videos

-Police reports

-Checkpoint packets

– Blood results

In most cases, the court case is six weeks from the date of arrest.  You want to get the DMV hearing set to get this evidence as soon as possible.  You can use the DMV hearing to be proactive and get a sense of the government’s evidence.  You also want to review this evidence to win the DMV hearing if possible. Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384 to get the ball rolling on your case.

Restricted License 

If the DMV does suspend your license the next step is to get a restricted license, which allows you to go to work.  In most cases, someone has to wait 30 days before they can drive again.  The DMV requires you to have several items in place before you can get a restricted license.  You want to have everything ready to go on day 31 to begin driving again.  In my almost 10 years as a prosecutor, I saw many people get charged with a suspended license because they did not do something (usually something small) to get a valid driving privilege.  It furthers the collateral consequences of a San Diego DUI charge.  You want to get an attorney who is intimately familiar with the DMV process to not only get you the best resolution possible but get you back on the road as soon as possible.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384 to get the ball rolling on your case.


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