Drivers’ License Restoration
During a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest, law enforcement will generally confiscate your drivers’ license in exchange for a pink piece of paper that will act as a temporary license. What not everyone who is arrested is made aware is that you have exactly 10 days to schedule your Administrative Per Se Hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This hearing is vitally important because it could help prevent your license from being suspended. The transcript from this hearing will also be used in court, which could be a major benefit, since it gives us a chance to question witnesses and arresting officers about your arrest details.
If you or someone you know has recently been arrested for DUI and had your license taken away, there is very little time, and you should immediately talk with a competent Pasadena DUI defense lawyer from our firm. If you fail to contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest, you will lose your right to your hearing and your license will automatically be suspended.
Besides Fighting to Get Your License Back, You Will Have to Fight Criminal Charges
When you are arrested for DUI, besides fighting to reinstate your driving privileges, you will have to fight the criminal charges you are facing as well. There are many DUI penalties that can result from a conviction such as:
- Prison or jail time
- Hefty fines
- Community service
- Court ordered alcohol classes or treatment
- Court ordered ignition interlock device
- Arrest, charges and conviction on your legal record, which could wind up being permanent and ineligible in the future for DUI expungement
Do not put your future freedom into the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. You will be fighting one of the biggest fights of your life to be able to drive again and to keep yourself from being harshly penalized. If you are looking for a lawyer that can provide a relentless defensive strategy, you should talk to us immediately.