After a DUI arrest, your driver's license may be revoked or suspended by the DMV. Though you will probably receive a temporary driver's license allowing you to drive for 30 days after your arrest, you must request a DMV hearing to request your driver’s license back. After you have been released from custody, you must immediately request a DMV hearing if fighting to keep your driver’s license is important to you. If you do not request a hearing within 10 days of your arrest, your driver’s license will be revoked for at least four months and, perhaps, much longer. Our Los Angeles DMV hearing attorneys at Hutton & Wilson may be able to help you avoid this fate.
We may be able to help you meet all the deadlines, file appropriate paperwork and present evidence in the most favorable light. We have been DUI defense lawyers in Los Angeles for decades and we are extremely knowledgeable about the DMV process and the criminal proceedings. More importantly, we know how to achieve results for our clients. We work to help you keep your driver’s license, retain your freedom, and protect your reputation.
If our attorneys represent you, we will request the DMV hearing on your behalf and will ask for a stay to be placed on the suspension of your driver’s license. This will allow you to continue driving.
Follow these steps as a first-time offender:
After you have suffered 30 days of your driver’s license suspension, the DMV will then issue you a restricted driver’s license that will allow you to drive to and from work, during the course and scope of your employment, and to and from the first-offender alcohol treatment program. However, the proof of program enrollment, the SR-22, and the $125 payment all must be on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles before they will issue you a restricted driver’s license.
There is no need to face any of these complexities without highly skilled DUI defense attorneys on your side. Hutton & Wilson is a comprehensive criminal defense law firm with a special emphasis on DUI defense. Call us for the help you need.