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Driver’s License Suspension

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Driver’s License Suspension

One of the consequences of a California DUI conviction is the strong possibility that your driver’s license will be suspended. Obviously, a suspended license restricts your freedom and makes transportation excessively difficult. If you drive for a living, your ability to earn a living will be imperiled. The only way to retain your license after a DWI arrest is to request a hearing – separate from any hearings related to the DWI charge itself – before California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). ...

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License Suspension

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License Suspension

Typically, when you are charged with DUI in California, your driver’s license will be suspended. How long your license will remain suspended depends on the details of your DUI case. Usually, the determining factor is whether you refused to take a chemical test, or you submitted to a chemical test and you failed.

If you are suspected of DUI, a police officer may ask you to take a chemical breath or blood test. California has “implied consent,” meaning that simply by ...

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DUI and License Suspension

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DUI and License Suspension

If you are arrested and charged with DUI in California, the arresting officer completes a document (called the “Officer’s Statement-Admin Per Se”) advising the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of your arrest. The DMV automatically suspends your driver’s license unless you contact – within 10 days – your local DMV Office of Driver Safety and request a license suspension inquest. To keep your license – and before you do anything else – it’s vital to get help from an experienced ...

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