DMV hearings are a critical part of a DUI case and something that Attorney Ross Erlich takes just as seriously. When you are arrested for a DUI, the police officer is required to issue you a temporary license with the DMV notice of suspension. This temporary license is only valid for 30 days. Once you have received your notice of suspension, you have 10 days to contact the DMV to schedule an Administrative Per Se hearing. If you do not contact the DMV or wait beyond the 10 days, your license will automatically be suspended after the 30 days.
You are entitled to legal representation at your DMV hearing, and Attorney Ross Erlich handles all DMV hearings that are part of your DUI arrest. If you do not have a DUI attorney at your hearing, the chances of winning are slim. Attorney Ross Erlich always includes, and recommends, his representation at a DMV hearing in his DUI retainer.
Because DMV hearings are the key to preventing the suspension of your license, it is important to contact Attorney Ross Erlich immediately after being arrested so that our office can schedule a hearing and make sure that we have an opportunity to fight the suspension. DMV Hearing Officers act as judges in these hearings and are highly experienced with the procedures. It is critical that you have an attorney who is just as experienced and prepared to conduct the DMV hearings.
Issues to be addressed at the DMV hearing include whether there was probable cause for the officer to pull you over, whether there was a lawful arrest and was your Blood Alcohol Concentration at 0.08% or above at the time of driving. See the DMV’s website about Administrative Per Se Hearings here.
For commercial driver’s license holders, you can lose your commercial driving privileges for 1 year if you are convicted of a DUI and can lose them for life if convicted of a second or other multiple offense DUI.
For aggressive and vigorous defense of your rights, contact Attorney Ross Erlich today.