After a person has been arrested for driving under the influence, he/she will be served with a Notice of Suspension by California law enforcement. The Notice informs the person of his/her right to request an Administrative Hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to avoid the suspension of his/her driver’s license. From the time of his/her arrest, the person only has 10 days to schedule his/her Administrative Hearing with the DMV. If the person does not schedule his/her DMV hearing, his/her driving privileges will be suspended for a set period of time as ordained by the California DMV.
It is imperative that people schedule their Administrative Hearings with the DMV within 10 days of their arrests if they want to preserve their California driver’s license and driving privileges.
Once the person schedules his/her DMV hearing, he/she will be provided with a date, time, and location for the hearing. At the DMV hearing, the person will meet with a DMV representative who will serve as both the prosecutor and the judge. The DMV representative will present evidence against the person and argue that the person’s driving privileges should be suspended. The DMV representative will also make the final ruling as to whether or not the person will retain his/her license.
Due to the fact that the DMV representative serves a dual purpose, it is always to the person’s advantage to retain the services of a DUI defense attorney. A DUI defense attorney can represent the person throughout his/her DMV hearing, present counter evidence, and challenge any evidence that is presented by the DMV representative. Most importantly, a DUI lawyer can help preserve the person’s driving privileges and quality of life.
Orange County DUI Defense Lawyers
Coffey & Coffey – Attorneys at Law
If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Orange County, you will need to hire an attorney who can protect your constitutional rights and defend you both in and out of court. At Coffey & Coffey, our experienced DUI attorneys have helped countless clients throughout Orange County and surrounding areas fight their DUI charges. We are skilled attorneys who strive to provide each of our clients with exceptional legal representation and advice.
The DUI lawyers at Coffey & Coffey represent clients in Orange County, including Fullerton, Santa Ana, Laguna Niguel, Westminster, and Newport Beach.