Must Act Immediately: Only 10 Days to Request DMV Hearing
If you have been arrested for a DUI, your driver's license has probably been taken from you and replaced with a pink temporary license. The fine print on that temporary license explains that you have only 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV, and that if you fail to do so, your license will be automatically suspended after 30 days.
Pink Temporary License: Valid for Only 30 Days
As long as your license was valid when you were arrested for the DUI, the pink temporary license is fully valid for 30 days, and authorizes you to drive anywhere, at any time, for any reason. As long as the hearing request was made within 10 days, the DMV will send you a second temporary license that will stay valid pendind the outcome of the DMV hearing, and also authorizes you to drive anywhere, at any time, for any reason.
Admin Per Se Suspension – 30 Days of No Driving
If you fail to request or lose the DMV hearing (also referred to as the Admin Per Se Hearing), then your license will be a suspended for a period of 4 months (for a standard 1st offense). The soonest you can apply for a restricted license is after 30 days, but have to enroll in alcohol school and get SR-22 insurance to do so.
Restricted License – To Work and Alcohol School
Getting a restricted license as soon as possible is of utmost importance. In order to do so, you must get SR-22 insurance and be enrolled in the appropriate Drinking Driver Program (also referred to as alcohol school) . For a first offense, the length of the program is either 3 months or 9 months, depending on your alcohol level. It is important that this program also satisfy any future probationary requirements that might exist with the court case. Once you have the restricted license, your license will still be suspended, but you will be permitted to drive to, from, and during work (for work purposes) and to and from alcohol school.
Ventura DUI Attorney Jasen Nielsen
I will request your DMV hearing for you, and represent you at that hearing. As soon as I have your police reports from DMV, I will go over them with you and explore every avenue of fighting for your license at the DMV hearing. If the hearing cannot be won, I will help you coordinate when the suspension begins and assist you in obtaining your restricted license as soon as possible.