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Keep driving with a San Diego DUI. Driving Under the Influence there are ways you can still drive provisional restricted license. San Diego DUI Lawyer Attorney explains

by | Jun 17, 2019 | Firm News |

When someone is arrested for a San Diego DUI driving under the influence, their mind races to the worst places.  Googling does not help, because there is a variety of mis-information and sales jargon saying different things.  The short answer is this: In most cases, you are able to keep driving even with a San Diego DUI driving under the influence case.  However, it is not automatic and there is many conditions that need to be met.  This is one issue, amongst many as to why you need to retain an proven attorney to help navigate your case.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384.

Companies swooping in

Shortly after a San Diego DUI driving under the influence charge, solicitors will be contacting you and bombarding you with literature.  They tell people their services are needed to keep their license.  They try to sound official, with documents that look very DMV-Esque.  AVOID.  It is very difficult to discern a normal business with an out of area, quick money operation.

Staying on the road

If you are on probation or refused the chemical test, or are under 21, then there may be increased difficulty in staying on the road (which is discussed in another article).  For the first time San Diego DUI arrestee, if you do all the right things at the right time, then you should be able to keep driving.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384.

It begins with fighting the suspension.  You have only 10 days to fight the suspension.  Some attorneys and companies tell you not to fight it.  Wrong!  You want to examine and potentially challenege the evidence if it is not up to muster.  A DMV suspension will be very costly and range over several years. I cannot understand why someone would not want to fight the suspension.  Ideally, you want to get an attorney to handle this for you.

The next step is to subpoena the evidence.  Most agencies have video evidence (discussed in a previous article).  Get it.  You want this in addition to police reports, chemical tests, calibrations, etc.  These are some of the building blocks in a San Diego DUI case.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384 to get the ball rolling.  You use the DMV hearing to get a good feel for the case before the arraignment, which is usually six weeks or so from the arrest.

Meshing with the San Diego DUI Courts

If you do lose the DMV APS hearing, you want to sync up the resolution in the court with the actions the DMV may be taking.  Again, this is something only an attorney can do.  One item to mention is the Public Defenders do not handle any part of a DMV hearing.  They will not assist you on the DMV side of affairs.  Again, this is another reason to look into hiring an attorney.  Get the ball rolling and contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384.


Some of the items needed include:

-Adequate auto liability insurance (on top of your normal insurance)

-Enrollment in the correst DUI Education course


-Potentially an ignition interlock device.

*The question of whether someone needs an San Diego Ignition Interlock Device (IID) depends on your specific situation.


Losing the driving privilege is one of the biggest sanctions in a San Diego DUI case.  The key is to fight the case, be proactive, and keep this event from derailing what is usually a structured life.  Contact the Law Offices of Mark Deniz at 858-751-4384.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges. Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case. Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384.