Saturday, November 24, 2007

California Drunk Driving Holiday update

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2 people were killed so far on San Diego California roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday so far, compared to none at this point in 2006.

CHP reported 12 fatalities in California, 5 less than the same period in 2006.

In San Diego County, 46 people were arrested by CHP officers on suspicion of a California DUI, 1 less than over the same period last year.

There were 618 arrests statewide for suspicion of California drunk driving, compared to 578 in 2006.

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What to do within 10 days of a California DUI arrest:

10. If you need to save your California driver's license or privileges, your California DUI defense attorney has only ten (10) calendar days to contact DMV!

Do not schedule yourself. If you contact DMV to schedule a date conflicting with your attorney's calendar, DMV will not reschedule and you may not get the California drunk driving criminal defense lawyer of your choice. There is no rush as long as your California DUI defense attorney contacts DMV by the 10th day from your California arrest.

9. The ten (10) day time limit is computed from the Issue date of the SUSPENSION/REVOCATION ORDER AND TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE. If time is running out or you are late, contact an attorney ASAP.


7. Even if you did not receive this DMV paper, the California DMV will probably take action against your driving privileges.

6. Even if you have a license from another state, and even if the officer did not take your license, that state may also take action against your driving privileges.

5. This TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE ENDORSEMENT is valid for only thirty (30) days from the issue date.

If a DMV hearing is requested within ten (10) days, your DMV TEMPORARY will be extended & there will be a stay (delay) of any suspension until the outcome of your DMV hearing is determined.

4. Do not confuse this initial 30 day TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE with your court date!

The DMV and criminal proceedings are separate and independent. The outcome of one almost never affects the other. Sometimes the officer or the DMV paper confuses or misleads you to believe that the TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE is good "until the court date". If there are approximately thirty (30) days from your arrest date to your court date, this may just be a dangerous coincidence. There usually are months before your DMV hearing takes place.

3. There are three (3) issues at the hearing if you completed a chemical test. (See reverse side of DMV paper.)

Issues are whether the officer had probable cause to stop or contact you or whether the chemical test evidence is beatable.

2. The DMV has the burden of proof to prevail on all three (3) issues. If DMV meets the burden of proof on two (2) issues, you win!

1. All a California DUI / DMV defense attorney has to do is knock out one (1) DMV issue to save your license & you avoid any reissue fee and/or Proof of Insurance SR-22 filing! - Excellent San Diego California DUI information source for San Diego California drunk driving arrest. California Rights, California Laws, California Defenses, California Penalties, California DMV, California Court, California Military, California DUI issues, Helpful California Tips and other comprehensive information. Vigorous California DUI lawyer who can save your license and keep you out of California jail.

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