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What You Should Know About the DMV Hearing

If you have been arrested for DUI in Orange County, your driver's license will automatically be confiscated and the police will issue you a temporary driving permit good for 30 days.  After 30 days, your license will be suspended unless you are successful at the DMV hearing

You have only 10 days following your Orange County DUI arrest to schedule a hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.  This hearing is your chance to contest the suspension of your driver's license.  If you do not schedule your hearing within 10 days you will lose your right to a hearing and consequently lose the opportunity to win back your driving privileges.

It is important to understand the DMV hearing is not the same as your criminal case.  It is a separate process with separate consequences.  The sole purpose of the DMV hearing is to contest the suspension of your driver's license.  The criminal case is to determine whether you are guilty or not guilty of driving under the influence.

At the Hearing

At the hearing you and your attorney will meet with a representative from the DMV.  During the hearing, your attorney can present evidence, testimony, and make arguments as to why you deserve to get your driver's license back.  The DMV representative, acting much like a prosecutor, will present evidence and arguments from the police as to why your driver's license should remain suspended.  After reviewing both sides, the DMV representative will then act as a judge to determine whether your driving privileges will remain suspended or be reinstated.  

Contact an Experienced DMV Hearing Attorney

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Orange County, be sure to obtain experienced legal counsel to represent you at this hearing.  Many people underestimate the value of having a trained and knowledgeable Orange County DUI lawyer by their side during the hearing.  Not only can an attorney protect your rights and best interests, but an attorney can also prepare and deliver a compelling argument as to why you should get to keep your driver's license.

If you are searching for an experienced Orange County DUI attorney to represent you at your DMV hearing, please consider contacting the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today by visiting www.duiqueen.com  or by filling out a free case evaluation form.