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Long Beach DMV Hearing Attorney

Being charged with DUI and facing the prospect of sitting in a courtroom facing a judge in order to defend yourself may be very stressful, even embarrassing. This is not the only issue you need to address. It is necessary to take immediate action if you've been arrested to avoid losing your driving privileges for an extended period.

The DMV Hearing Process

When a driver is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) machinery is automatically put into motion to suspend all driving privileges.

If this is a first offense, the suspension may only be for a 4 month period; however, if this is a second or subsequent offense the suspension period becomes longer. There are additional requirements to be met, such as attending alcohol education classes, before driving privileges are restored. A DMV hearing must be requested within 10 days or the suspension will automatically be effective. An experienced DMV hearing attorney with an intimate understanding of the hearing process can fight to protect your driver's license from further suspension.

In a DMV hearing, your driving privilege hangs on three issues:

  • While driving was your blood alcohol level at 0.08% or higher?
  • Were you lawfully arrested?
  • Did the law enforcement officer have reason to believe you were DUI?

In an administrative hearing, the reports of any tests and the arresting officer are taken as sufficient evidence for suspension. An experienced criminal defense attorney is needed to expose any flaws in test results and demonstrate any failures to meet standard procedure requirements. As former successful prosecutors, we have the skill and expertise to assist you. Contact us immediately for help protecting your rights throughout your case.

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If you do not have an experienced DUI lawyer representing your interests at your DMV Hearing, you could face having your license suspended, having to get a breathalyzer machine installed on your vehicle, attending numerous classes, and other possible penalties. Because it is common knowledge that technology that measures blood alcohol content (BAC) can be inaccurate because of a variety of reasons, having a proven DUI attorney on your side can make a huge difference.

Contact our offices today for a no cost initial consultation and case review. We will explain your options and if we are retained, will begin to construct your defense and analyze every step in the arrest process to make sure that procedures were followed and that you were treated fairly.

Some of Our Past Results
    • Misdemeanor hit and run Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for Violation of Probation ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Case Dismissed
    • Assault and battery Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with driving on a suspended license Misdemeanor dismissed, reduced to ticket
    • Charged with White Collar Fraud Probation with home confinement.
    • Arrested for Felony Arson All felony charges DISMISSED
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Charged Reduced
    • Misdemeanor sexual battery Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Felony Domestic Violence with Great Bodily Injury No Charges Filed
    • Accused of a Felony Criminal Threats Entire case was dropped
    • Charged with Petty Theft DISMISSED
    • Charged with driving under the influence of drugs Case Dismissed
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Charged with possession of body armor Case Dismissed and no violation of probation
    • Charged with Battery on a Child / Child Abuse Case Dismissed
    • Charged with two counts, misdemeanor assault Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Multiple Felony Counts ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED
    • Charged with domestic violence Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Being Drunk in Public Case DISMISSED.
    • Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon ALL FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Giving False Information Case Dismissed
    • Hit and run collision No criminal charges filed.
    • Accused of sexual assault Case Dismissed
    • Charged with being drunk in public Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Vandalism Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Illegal Possession Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Reckless Driving DISMISSED
    • Charged with Felonious Crime Case Diverted, No Charges Filed.
    • Charged with Cruelty to a Child Inflicting Injury CASE DISMISSED
    • Fish and game violations Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence Case was dropped
    • Accused of Child Molestation CASE DISMISSED
    • Arrested for a Felony possession DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Possession of brass knuckles Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Possession of a Firearm Felony Charge Dismissed
    • Charged with Battery Case DISMISSED
    • Firearm in airport No criminal charges filed.
    • Carrying a Concealed Knife Misdemeanors were dismissed.

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