LOSS OF DRIVER’S LICENSE
AFTER DUI ARREST DMV AUTOMATICALLY REVOKES OR SUSPENDS YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE.
Upon a DUI Arrest, the arresting officer will take away your California driver’s license and mail it to the DMV. However, the arresting officer will not take your driver’s license, if you are visiting from another state and drive on your out of state driver’s license.
Instead of hardcopy of your driver’s license, the arresting officer will issue a temporary driver’s license. This document will allow you to drive for 30 days from the date of the arrest. After 30 days your license will expire unless you request a hearing within 10 days from the day of the arrest. Without a hearing request the DMV will quickly review the evidence and, usually, will summarily revoke or suspend your driver’s license. It is extremely important to request a DMV hearing within the 10 days because it will assure a full evidentiary hearing that are often won.
The hearing can be requested by calling one of the local driver’s safety offices. Here is the numbers of the office locations near Los Angeles county.
City of Commerce (323) 724-4000
Covina (626) 974-7137
El Segundo (310) 615-3500
Oxnard (805) 988-3050
San Bernardino (909) 383-7413
Van Nuys (818) 376-4217
You need to call the office closest to the location of arrest. If you live far from the location of arrest, you can move the hearing to the office closest to you.
The hearing can be done in person or over the telephone.
Because the hearing involves specific legal issue and presentation of evidence, it is recommended that you use experienced California DUI Attorney to properly defend your driving privilege.
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Those numbers don’t count the times when a driver got the special deal after the summary suspension started. In those cases, drivers lost their licenses, but only for a few days or weeks until the deal was cut. Then everything returned to normal for their licenses, as if the DUI never happened.