Sonora DMV Hearing Lawyer
How to Prepare for a DMV Hearing in Tuolumne County
A person can have their driver’s license suspended or revoked by the Department of Motor Vehicles for a number of different reasons. Those reasons may include an arrest for a DUI/DWI offense having too many points on your license, certain medical conditions, or due to the DMV’s belief that the driver does not have the requisite skill to drive a car.
These suspensions can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life, including their ability to work, get to school, or even to shop for groceries.
The Law Office of Charles B. Smith can help you with both the administrative and criminal aspects of a driving under the influence arrest. It is imperative to contact our qualified Sonora DMV hearing attorney as soon as possible after your arrest to begin the process of preventing the revocation of your driving privileges.
Time Is of the Essence
If you have a California driver’s license and have been arrested for DUI/DWI, you face much more than the criminal charges. There are also civil and administrative consequences imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as well.
The DMV will automatically suspend your license if you don’t contact them within 10 days following a DUI/DWI arrest and request that a “stay” be placed on your license suspension. The process for preventing the suspension of your license is a civil matter, completely separate from your criminal charges.
We Partner with Doctors
There are times when the Department of Motor Vehicles will be contacted by a doctor or a family member and will suspended a driver’s license due to a medical condition such as diabetes, epilepsy, or a stroke. We work closely with your doctors to make sure that the appropriate medical documents are presented at the hearing and that your medical condition is presented to accurately to the DMV. We prepare our client for the hearing and assist them in their testimony and in being prepared to answer questions on cross-examination. Our lawyer has successfully assisted hundreds of people maintain their ability to drive and prevail at these hearings.
Why You Need an Attorney
A person’s license can be suspended for having excessive “points” on their driving record.A “point” can be imposed if a person is involved in a traffic collision, or has speeding or other moving violations. Some violations carry only one point, and others may carry two or more points. Four points within one year or six points within eighteen months can result in a six-month suspension of your license. You have the right to challenge the suspension and offer mitigating evidence to show why the DMV should not impose the suspension. Being prepared for this hearing and introducing the right evidence is the difference in winning or losing these hearings. When your ability to drive is at risk, having an experienced attorney who has prevailed at hundreds of these hearings will greatly decrease the likelihood of driver’s license suspension.
Before risking the loss of your license and possibly even your livelihood as a result, contact the Law Office of Charles B. Smith for a no-fee consultation about how we can help.
If you face a DMV hearing and driver’s license suspension, contact our Sonora DMV hearing attorney, who focus his extensive efforts and experience on helping people who are threatened with serious legal consequences. We accept credit cards, remain accessible to clients after hours, and offer free initial consultations on all criminal matters. We are also conveniently located in Sonora and also serve clients in San Mateo County.
Don’t wait – call us at (209) 231-6506 today.