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Have an Upcoming DMV Hearing? Get Virginia Landry, a Board Certified Attorney on Your Side

Orange County DMV Hearing Lawyer

Once a person is arrested for DUI in Orange County, his/her driver’s license will be confiscated by law enforcement, and he/she will be given a temporary driver’s permit. This permit will allow the person to drive for up to 30 days. After the 30 day period, the person’s driving privileges will automatically be suspended.

To avoid suspension, the person must schedule a hearing with the DMV within 10 days of his/her arrest to contest the suspension of his/her driver’s license. If you retain our office, we will handle this request and hearing for you. 

DUI Lawyer Representing Clients at DMV Hearings

After the person has scheduled his/her hearing with the DMV, he/she will be issued a time and date in which he/she must appear. During this, a DMV representative will meet with the person in a designated room.

The DMV representative has dual roles:

  • First, the DMV representative serves as a prosecutor. This means that they will present evidence against the person and argue why the person should not have his/her driving privileges reinstated.
  • Second, the DMV representative will serve as a judge also, meaning they will make a final ruling after carefully reviewing the case facts and evidence. If the DMV representative finds that the allegations are true, the person will lose his/her driving privileges for a set period of time. However, if the DMV representative finds that there are substantial legal or factual errors, the person’s driving privileges will be reinstated.

Often, people choose to defend themselves. This is usually not the best idea as most people are not equipped with the training and knowledge it takes to successfully defend their case. Friends may mean well, but unless they are a DUI specialist, only a lawyer can analyze the discovery documents. In these cases, it is always beneficial to retain the services of a reliable attorney. We could defend a person during his/her DMV hearing, challenge evidence, question the arresting officer’s testimony, and also help to person obtain a hardship license.

Orange County & Irvine DMV Hearing Attorney

If you have been charged with DUI, you need to consult with a skilled DMV attorney in California immediately. You only have 10 days to request a DMV Hearing in California! The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry has been representing clients charged with DUI in Orange County for since 1989. Contact the firm today if you would like to learn more. Through a FREE consultation with the firm, you could learn exactly what we could do for you.

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  • Rated a "Top DUI Attorney" and Board Certified in DUI Defense

  • Achieved a Perfect 10 out of 10 Superb Rating on Avvo

  • Past President of the West Orange County Bar Association

  • Certified as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor

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  • “She treated me like I was the most important call of the day. She listened carefully and respectfully.”


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  • “My case recieved the best possible outcome with all charges dropped.”

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  • “I was finally treated fairly by the DMV because I had a competent and prepared attorney.”

    Past Client

  • “They answered all my collect calls from jail and went above and beyond what I expected.”


  • “I recommend everyone who needs an attorney to come here.”


  • “What can I say? Virginia and her team are the very best there is.”