DMV Hearing Attorney
Have you been arrested for DUI?
If you've been arrested for any DUI charge there is urgent information that we at the Tiemann Law Firm would like you to know. In the State of California an arrest for DUI will spark two separate legal actions against you. One will be handled by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the other will be a criminal case handled within our court system. While an experienced and aggressive Sacramento DUI defense lawyer can provide you with a very wide range of services to handle any sort of DUI matter, there are specific legal requirements that need to be met in order to properly take care of your hearing with the DMV.
California law states that you must request a hearing with the DMV within 10 days or your right to that hearing may be forfeit. This is commonly referred to as the 10 day rule. When you were arrested your driving privileges may have been suspended. The DMV hearing will decide if you driver's license will be suspended or revoked, how long these penalties will be in effect and other license suspension matters. There are many factors to be considered if you are to have a successful outcome in your DMV hearing and this is where we may of great assistance to you.
DMV Hearing Results
The result of your DMV hearing will affect your ability to drive both now and in the future. The hearing will concentrate solely on the suspension or revocation of you license and does not affect the criminal charges against you. It will consider many factors that need to be properly prepared for and correctly answered at the time of the hearing. Items such as whether you were lawfully placed under arrest or if your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was at .08% or more will be reviewed. If you refused a blood or urine test at the time of your arrest, the hearing will investigate whether you were you told the legal consequences of your refusal.
There are successful strategies to obtain the best possible outcome in your DMV hearing. Thorough investigation and preparation of your case may present viable defense opportunities. Based on experience our best advice is to seek the help of a trained and competent DUI defense attorney to give you the assistance you may need in a DMV hearing.
Contact a Sacramento DMV Hearing Attorney if you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI and require prompt and experienced legal help.
at (916) 939-3900 - (530) 621-1800