Your License

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.

Keep Driving

After a DUI, you only have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV. If you don't, your license will automatically be suspended, and you won't be able to drive at all for 30 days - not even to work! Give me a call today and I'll request your hearing for you so you can keep driving.

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DUI punishment is always increasing, and the penalties are always getting stiffer. Even on a first offense, jail time is a real possibility, in addition to a host of other potential consequences, including the suspension of your license, probation, fines and fees and more. I am ready today to fight your case if can be won and to help you minimize the charges and punishment if it cannot. Check out my client reviews and success stories for more.