When you are arrested for DUI, you are faced with fighting battles on two fronts. The first is in court where you are taken before a judge and charged with the crime of DUI. If you are convicted, you will be given probation, fines, and jail time.
The second is at the DMV where your license can be suspended for months, and you will be forced to attend and complete a DUI awareness class. You will also have to pay a fee to get your license back. You should also know that your car insurance rates can and will be raised for three years if your insurer finds out about your DUI.
I can fight both of those battles for you and have done so on behalf of many clients with great success. But it’s important that you contact me as soon as possible so that I can get all the information about your case before going to court and so that I can contact the DMV to schedule a hearing to fight against your license suspension.
You only have 10 days from when you were cited or arrested to contact the DMV to schedule your hearing. If you wait too long, you lose the right to a hearing and there is nothing you can do about your license suspension. I can take care of scheduling your hearing for you. Scheduling your hearing delays the suspension of your license until the hearing is concluded, which can be several months from when you were arrested for DUI. This delay can be really good for you. It will allow you time to get the money together to pay your fees, enroll in the DUI awareness class, and arrange for alternate transportation during the period of your suspension. If you miss the 10-day deadline, I can help you get a restricted license which allows you to drive to and from work while you license is suspended. There are other options available to you to help deal with a license suspension.
I spent twenty-five years as a prosecutor handling DUI cases. Working on the “other side” gives me the type of insight about what the DA, the judge, and the DMV hearing officer are up to that you won’t find with any other lawyer available to hire.
Handling your DUI case in court and at the DMV can be very stressful and time consuming for you. I can go to court and the DMV for you so that you don’t have to experience the embarrassment and nervousness of trying to take care of these matters yourself, and so that you don’t have to miss important commitments like work and school.
If you would like to learn more about what I can do for you on your DUI case, give me a call at (805) 723-0711. There is no charge for our first conversation, which will be kept strictly confidential.
You might have a really good legal basis to fight the DMV about suspending your license. In the past year, as a DUI lawyer, I have gotten court cases dismissed and DMV license suspensions lifted based on illegal police traffic stops and failure by the police to follow the rules about giving people DUI breath tests. For more specific information, contact me at 805-723-0711 or go to Recent Results.