DMV Hearing Attorney in San Diego
Protect Your California Driver’s License Following a DUI Charge
If the DMV has suspended or revoked your driver’s license, you will have to attend a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV is responsible for the registration of all motor vehicles and driver’s licenses, and will hold hearings by request in order to determine whether or not driving privileges will be reinstated.
DMV hearings can be frustrating to deal with and are often complex, which is why having a competent attorney at your side to defend your rights is essential. At The Law Offices of Timothy J. Richardson, our attorney understands how important it is to retain driving rights and will pursue legal action to help you keep your license.
About DMV Hearings
A person may need to attend a DMV hearing for a variety of reasons, including those related to DUI charges. When the DMV chooses to suspend a person’s license, that person will receive a notice by mail informing them of the pending suspension. In order to contest a suspension, the DMV must be notified with a request for an administrative hearing within 14 days from the date on the notice, unless otherwise specified.
Reasons for DMV hearings:
- Negligent operator
- Lack of ability
- Loss of consciousness
- Driver’s license fraud
- Physical and mental evaluation
A hearing date will be scheduled at one of the DMV Drivers Safety Office locations, where a DMV Hearing Officer will decide whether your license will be suspended or not. The presence of Attorney Richardson at your hearing would put you at an advantage, providing you with sound legal advice and aggressive defense.
DMV Hearings for Lack of Ability
The DMV may determine the need for a reexamination if they have any reason to believe a person may not be able to safely operate a motor vehicle. Reasons for lack of ability may include mental or physical impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, careless or unsafe driving, or old age.
The DMV could be notified of a driver’s lack of ability by your doctor if you suffer from a medical condition may affect driving capabilities, if you reach an elderly age, or if an officer sees you driving poorly and reports it. It may be possible to prevent license suspension if you seek strong legal representation. While some people simply should not drive because of inability, others are perfectly capable of driving safely and should exercise their rights and allow our lawyer to stop their license suspension.
DMV Hearings for Loss of Consciousness
Losing consciousness while driving can happen for many reasons, including lack of sleep, or possibly a physical or mental condition. If the DMV learns you have suffered a loss of consciousness while operating a vehicle, regardless of the reason, they will seek to evaluate your abilities as a safe driver.
The hearing for these issues, called a re-examination hearing or “P & M” hearing, can require an in-person interview with a Hearing Officer, medical and mental evaluations, written tests, vision tests, and driving tests. Before you schedule a lapse of consciousness hearing with the DMV, contact The Law Offices of Timothy J. Richardson to discuss your case and understand your legal options.
DMV Hearings for DUI Charges
If you were charged with a DUI, the DMV will attempt to suspend your license almost immediately following your arrest. Contact the DMV to request a hearing to contest your suspension and reach out to our office for sound representation to protect your license.
Do you need to schedule a DMV hearing? Contact The Law Offices of Timothy J. Richardson for a free consultation.