How Do You Stop Automatic Suspension of Your Driver's License if You Got a DUI in Los Angeles?
This is a good question. Obviously, all of us need to commute. We need to move around in Los Angeles, and once you get arrested for a DUI typically the police are going to take your driver's license away from you.
They will send it to the DMV along with notification that you were arrested for a DUI and then they'll send their police report and everything to the DMV in preparation for the DMV attempting to suspend your driver's license based on the DUI.
Retain a DUI Lawyer Immediately
The way you stop the suspension first and foremost, and in the short term is to hire an attorney like me who has been doing this for 26 years.
I will immediately contact the DMV on your behalf. I will let them know that you want to have a hearing related to any suspension and I will ask for a stay on any suspension until we get that hearing.
As long as we do that within ten days of your arrest the DMV will grant it. Just to further make sure that we don't get lost in the shuffle, my firm will send a letter to the DMV via fax so we can show proof that we sent it within the ten days indicating that we want a hearing.
Requesting a DMV Hearing Within 10 Days of Arrest
We don't want any suspension until we get our hearing and as long as we do that in the right way, that will stop your license from being suspended.
Obviously, as you can probably surmise, that's not going to be the end of it. You're still going to have to have a hearing on the matter. We will take care of the hearing for you once you retain The Hedding Law Firm in order to handle your DUI matter in Los Angeles.
We will cross-examine any witnesses that the hearing officer for the DMV calls to try to support their case. We will object to any evidence that is not appropriate and we will argue that your driver's license should not be suspended.
Present Evidence to Block Drivers License Suspension
If it makes sense under the circumstances of your case, we will try to present evidence in order to try to block your driver's license from being suspended. This is something we will talk about at the first appointment.
We will discuss exactly what happened in your case, what your blood alcohol level was, how many drinks you had, why the police pulled you over and a host of other issues and questions that are going to be important to the successful outcome in your DUI case.
So, if you're recently arrested and are worried about getting your license suspended, pick up the phone right now. Let us start the process of protecting your rights, your driver's license, your reputation and your freedom.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in Los Angeles County at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0963.