DMV Hearings for DUI in Los Angeles

L.A. DMV Hearings Attorney

For those that are charged with DUI in the state of California, it is generally known that they will face criminal proceedings in which they may be levied serious penalties. However, DUI charges also bring an additional legal proceeding in the form of an administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). While a conviction in a criminal case can result in fines, probation, and jail time, a “guilty” verdict in a DMV hearing will result in the defendant’s drivers’ license being suspended. It is required that a person arrested for DUI schedule their hearing within 10 days of the arrest. If they fail to do so, the license suspension is automatic, and may last up to four months.

We at The Law Offices of Decio Rangel Jr. have represented a considerable number of people in their DUI cases, and we understand how devastating it can be when someone loses the right to drive. Most individuals in the Southern California area depend on the ability to drive for their livelihood. Losing one’s driving privileges can affect one personally and professionally, and result in severe hardship that is both emotional and financial. If you are facing a DMV hearing after a DUI arrest, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at our firm today. We will diligently review your charges in order to prepare a defense that is intended to help you keep your drivers’ license.

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A person who has been found guilty of a first-time DUI offense by the DMV faces a four-month license suspension and is required to file a formal proof of insurance with the DMV for three years, if they submitted to a chemical test at their DUI stop. If they refused this test, they can have their license suspended for one year, with no possibility of obtaining a restricted license. For second-time DUI offenses, the possible consequences include a one-year license suspension and enrollment in alcohol education classes for those who submitted to a chemical test, and a one-year license suspension with no possibility of obtaining a restricted license for those who refused the test.

Contact a Los Angeles DMV hearing lawyer right away, as you may be in danger of losing your license for a substantial period of time.

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