When you have been charged with drunk driving, immediately call a DUI attorney. San Diego DMVs only allow you 10 days to file a hearing to protect your license. While the hearing is optional, if you fail to file for this hearing on time, you will automatically lose your driving privileges for the next four months.
Aside from allowing you to keep your license, the hearing is also beneficial in that it allows you and your San Diego DUI lawyer a chance to review the evidence against you and to present evidence on your behalf. In a way, it almost offers you a chance to have a practice trial before the official court date.
If you cannot, or do not wish to, make it to the hearing, San Diego DUI lawyers can go on your behalf instead. In most misdemeanor DUI cases, your attorney can even attend the criminal hearings in your place as well. This can be particularly beneficial for those who cannot take time off of work for the hearings, but still want to ensure they do everything possible to protect their driving privilege and defend their innocence.
It is important to note that the outcome of the hearing will not affect your criminal trial, but if you lose at the DMV hearing and win the official trial, San Diego DUI attorneys can work with the DMV to ensure your license is restored.
Regardless of the outcome of your case, a San Diego DUI attorney may still be able to help you obtain a restricted license that allows you to drive to and from work, during work and to and from your alcohol or drug treatment program. This option is only available after you have served the first month of your DMV suspension period and if you did not refuse to take a blood or breath test when arrested and if you received probation.
San Diego county is very-vehicle oriented, which is why it is so important that anyone who has been charged with driving drunk or under the influence of drugs immediately contact a DUI attorney. San Diego, California only allows drivers a ten day window to file for a DMV hearing in order to fight the license suspension.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, I can help you fight the charges and protect your license at the DMV hearing. I am San Diego DUI lawyer Peter M. Liss and I have a proven track record of success helping people just like you. If your license has already been suspended, I can help you work to obtain a restricted license that will allow you to get to work and to your treatment programs.
I accept all major credit cards and offer free initial consultations so you can feel confident about my services before agreeing to work together. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (760) 643-4050 or (858) 486-3024.
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