Orange County DUI Attorneys

DMV Hearings in Orange County

After you have been arrested for DUI, you have ten (10) days to schedule a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you do not schedule this hearing, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended on the 30th day after your arrest, regardless of whether you are found guilty of driving under the influence.

Your DUI defense attorney can schedule your DMV hearing and can represent you in order to help you get your license reinstated. Although you can represent yourself, having an attorney to present your case and evidence in your favor is always beneficial – particularly because your attorney should have precise knowledge of DMV rules and regulations and will know what arguments are likely to work in your favor.

Coffey & Coffey is an Orange County criminal defense law firm dedicated exclusively to criminal law throughout Fullerton, Westminster, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Laguna Niguel and the surrounding areas. Our expertise in the area of DUI defense has enabled us to achieve successful outcomes for our clients in both their DMV hearings and in the criminal side of the DUI process.

License Suspension and DUI Charges in California

When you are arrested for driving under the influence, the arresting officer will take your license and will present you with a temporary license, a pink slip of paper which will act as your driver’s license for 30 days. You will then have 10 days to schedule your DMV hearing in order to contest the suspension of your license. By requesting the hearing, it is likely that your temporary license will be extended until your hearing takes place. At the hearing, which is presided over by a DMV employee (who acts as both prosecutor and judge), you or your lawyer will have the opportunity to contest your license suspension. Your lawyer can present evidence and information in your favor in order to have your license reinstated.

The outcome of your DMV hearing, however, will not affect the outcome of your criminal trial.

Contact an attorney at Coffey & Coffey for a free case evaluation to see how we can help you schedule your DMV hearing and represent you in order to help you get your license back. Losing your driver’s license can mean that you have no way to get to work or school or even go to the grocery store or doctor.

Contact an Orange County DUI attorney at Coffey & Coffey today!