Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Here's the latest Victories for San Diego DUI Attorney

News Flash: Here's the latest Victories for San Diego DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller: March 2010

San Diego DUI Attorney Rick Mueller recently successfully avoided both DUI and Driving with .08% BAC (or more) convictions under California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) and (b), as part of the following partial list of victories in San Diego county DUI / drunk driving cases:

* In a hurry to get home, well-respected pillar of community caught in San Diego county speed trap going 58 in a 35 mph zone. California Vehicle Code section 23582 [Excessive Speed] carries a mandatory 60 Consecutive Days in Jail if speeding over the speed limit by 30 mph on the freeway or 20 mph essentially off the freeway. This critical California DUI sentencing enhancement was avoided by lawyer and DUI charges dropped. (Sober / unimpaired drivers speed.) Bloodshot/watery eyes + odor of alcohol subjectively observed by San Diego county DUI officer who also subjectively claimed driver failed field sobriety tests including nystagmus, rhomberg balance, finger to nose, walk & turn, plus hand-held breath (PAS) results reading .120% & .116% and two .10% results for the post-absorptive implied consent breath tests later at Jail. Brokerage institution relationships remain intact.

* Faulty trailer lights (equipment violation only - no bad DUI driving) causes San Diego Police Department to stop visiting Tourist visiting San Diego. Tells SDPD DUI cop had only "1 drink." Unsteady Gait and Slurred Speech lead to full-blown administration of battery of acrobatics (FST's) not accounting for age, nutrition & fitness which were "not performed as demonstrated": Gaze Nystagmus, One Leg Stand Test, Standing Alphabet Count Test, Walk & Turn Test. Tells drunk driving investigating officer that alcohol did not affect driving and did not feel effects from the drink(s), politely refused PAS test. After the required 15 minute continuous observation period at the police station, subject blows a .09% and .08% on Intoxilyzer 8000 before escorted to the not-so-friendly confines of the San Diego County Central Detention Facility. Employment as Director maintained.

* Professional engineer initially claims only prescription medication day before and cold medicine before driving after San Diego county DUI cop has to catch up to stop for speeding. Notices red & watery eyes. Fails field sobriety aerobics. Then admits drinking beer. PAS Tests: .119%, .118%. Later Chemical Test lower: .10%. Blood screened for drugs, including Ambien & Resterol. Security clearance preserved.

* While parking rental vehicle in San Diego, medical professional backs up from parking place, sideswipes another vehicle, leaves scene without exchanging information. Later identified and charged as Hit & Run driver per California Vehicle Code section 20002(a). Victim agrees to Civil Compromise per California Penal Code sections 1377-78 upon receiving full satisfaction, asking for complete dismissal. (Check important tips on how to avoid a DUI regardless if successfully leave accident scene without being tested by California DUI cop within recent time of driving.) No conviction for State Board to review.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

California DUI criminal defense attorneys are immediately contacted upon a DUI arrest to avoid a license suspension

California DUI criminal defense attorneys are immediately contacted upon a DUI arrest to avoid a license suspension. This administrative hearing is essentially similar to a mini-DUI trial without a jury, but with much different California DMV rules and procedures. In San Diego, the DMV hearing is handled by an employee who is not formally trained in law who acts as both prosecutor and judge; that person is not a lawyer. As unfair as it is, she or he can legally object to your evidence and rule on her or his own objection. California DMV first offers the San Diego drunk driving / DUI police report, DMV records, San Diego DUI alcohol reports and the important San Diego DUI officer's sworn statement entitled a "DS 367."

DUI defense lawyers' defenses at an APS hearing are specialized and technical, more so than in criminal court. Frequent San Diego DUI / DMV proof problems - as well as legal, procedural and bureaucratic obstacles - are possible grounds for setting aside the suspension. In light of the odd nature of San Diego DUI / DMV hearings and the absence of an independent San Diego DUI judge to offer some protection, you are strongly advised not to try to represent yourself. Because these are not San Diego DUI criminal proceedings, San Diego County public defenders are unavailable.




Your San Diego DUI / DMV attorney has just 10 CALENDAR DAYS after the DUI arrest to call the San Diego DMV Driver Safety Office to timely demand a hearing. You waive your right to a hearing after the 10 day deadline is up.

Attorney hunt? On August 1, 2009, Rick lectured at the

Annual DUI Seminar

in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller spoke at the prestigious California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

A Day in the Desert with the DUI Experts - Annual DUI seminar

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

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San Diego DUI Specialist Rick Mueller is a

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On August 1, 2009, Rick lectured at the

Annual DUI Seminar

in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller spoke at the prestigious California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

A Day in the Desert with the DUI Experts - Annual DUI seminar

. The California criminal defense lawyers who attended indicated to the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association that San Diego California DUI criminal defense lawyer Rick Mueller's presentation and materials were excellent.



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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Police crime-scene investigator (CSI) found guilty of planting & tampering with evidence

Chief Police CSI crime-scene investigator David Kofoed is guilty of tampering with physical evidence involving the 2006 homicide investigation of Murdock Nebraska residents Wayne and Sharmon Stock.

District Court Judge Randall Rehmeier ruled that there was proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Kofoed was guilty of the Class IV felony. Rehmeier said how he reached the verdict in front of a courtroom that included family members of both Kofoed and the Stocks.

“Looking at the evidence the court does not believe that this was an accident or a mistake or that there was cross-contamination involving DNA of blood,” Rehmeier said. “The evidence does not support the argument. The state has met the burden of proof.”

In a courtroom interview following the verdict, special prosecutor Clarence Mock told The Journal he felt the ruling was appropriate. Mock argued during the trial that Kofoed had planted DNA of Wayne Stock in a car in order to tie Nicholas Sampson and Matthew Livers to the murders. The blood was the only piece of forensic evidence linking the men to the case. Both were later cleared of all charges. Wisconsin residents Gregory Fester and Jessica Reid were later convicted of the murders and are serving life sentences in prison.

“I certainly believed the evidence justified the verdict,” Mock said. “The court very carefully and appropriately reviewed the evidence and when the evidence was added up he reached the same conclusion. There’s no other explanation that would account for how the DNA evidence got into the car.”

During the trial, defense attorney Steven Lefler had argued Kofoed accidentally used a contaminated blood-testing kit that had been at the crime scene when he looked at the car on April 27, 2006. Lefler also said cross-contamination could have occurred as the result of DNA being carried from investigators’ clothing to the Ford Contour.

Sampson’s older brother William Sampson owns the car. He testified that the car had been in Lincoln when the murders took place and that he did not have a close relationship with either Nicholas Sampson or Livers.

“I still think cross-contamination is the most likely reason that the blood ended up in the car,” Lefler told reporters outside the courtroom. “…I just don’t know how to respond.”

Rehmeier said during his ruling that there could be four possible explanations for how DNA of Wayne Stock was found in the car: 1) Kofoed planted evidence 2) someone else planted evidence 3) Livers and Sampson were connected to the crime and 4) cross-contamination did occur. He began his statement saying that there was insufficient evidence connecting either Livers or Sampson to the crime. He also gave a methodical explanation outlining evidence that ruled out the possibility that someone other than Kofoed tampered with any blood or DNA.

Rehmeier then spent more than 15 minutes reviewing two possible cross-contamination theories: 1) that the DNA was inadvertently contaminated by another officer and 2) that there was contamination of filter paper that Kofoed used to collect blood evidence from the car. Rehmeier said the prosecution showed investigators at the Murdock crime scene followed careful procedures to prevent any contamination. He also said contamination by individuals would likely have left more DNA in the car than the trace amount that Kofoed located on the underside portion of the dashboard under the steering wheel.

Rehmeier also stated that other CSI employees testified that no one else used filter paper from Doje blood-detection kits at the residence during their investigation. He said the crime scene was bloody and that there would have been no need to use Doje kits to collect DNA evidence.

Doje blood and DNA collection kits include sterile swabs, applicators and swab boxes and envelopes. Investigators can use the collection kits in conjunction with blood-testing equipment that includes filter paper and chemicals such as phenolphthalein. These materials can help investigators detect small amounts of blood at crime scenes. Doje’s Forensic Supplies is a Florida-based company that sells these products to law enforcement officials across the country.

Rehmeier finished the ruling by saying the lone possible conclusion for the blood entering the Ford Contour was that Kofoed tampered with the evidence.

Sentencing in the case is set for May 8 in Cass County District Court. Kofoed could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. Rehmeier said Kofoed was not a flight risk and released him on his own recognizance following the verdict.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

California DUI criminal defense lawyers explain how San Diego DUI / DMV hearings have weird San Diego DMV rules & strange San Diego DMV laws

California DUI criminal defense lawyers explain how San Diego DUI / DMV hearings have weird San Diego DMV rules, strange San Diego DMV laws and sometimes chaotic San Diego DMV procedures. Common California DUI / DMV proof problems - as well as legal, procedural and bureaucratic obstacles - are possible grounds for avoiding action against your license. Due to the peculiar nature of San Diego DUI / DMV hearings and the absence of an independent San Diego DUI judge to offer some protection, you are strongly advised not to try to represent yourself. Because these are not San Diego DUI criminal proceedings, San Diego County public defenders do not handle them.

California DUI / DMV forums are presided over by a State Employee, the Driver Safety Officer (DMV hearing officer) rather than a real judge, an employee of the DMV not trained in law who acts as both prosecutor and judge. As unfair as it is, she or he can legally object to your evidence, rule on her or his own objection, dually engage your San Diego DUI / DMV lawyer, and admit or not admit either party's evidence.



The San Diego Driver Safety Officer offers evidence in the form of documents and/or witnesses. The Driver Safety Officer offers the San Diego drunk driving / DUI police report, DMV records, San Diego DUI alcohol reports and the important San Diego DUI officer's sworn statement entitled a "DS 367." With no Fifth Amendment right at the hearing, your San Diego DUI / DMV attorney usually will not want you to be present at the hearing since the Driver Safety Officer can call you as a witness and force you to testify against yourself if you ill-advisedly appear.



The San Diego DMV Driver Safety Officer's decision will usually be mailed a few days or even weeks after the hearing. A San Diego DMV / DMV suspension can be set aside or sustained. If the San Diego DMV suspension is sustained, the decision can be appealed to the DMV in Sacramento and/or to the San Diego Superior court by filing a San Diego DMV petition for writ of mandamus.



Your San Diego DUI / DMV attorney has just 10 CALENDAR DAYS after the DUI arrest to call the San Diego DMV Driver Safety Office to timely demand a hearing. You waive your right to a hearing after the 10 day deadline is up.


The San Diego DMV may not be able to schedule a hearing before your 30-day temporary license expires. Your San Diego DUI / DMV lawyer will request a Notice of Stay of the 30-day temporary license until a San Diego DMV hearing is provided and a San Diego DMV decision is made.

Considering a California DUI & DMV Defense Lawyer? On August 1, 2009, Rick lectured at the

Annual DUI Seminar

in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller spoke at the prestigious California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

A Day in the Desert with the DUI Experts - Annual DUI seminar

. California criminal defense lawyers attended & were very complimentary.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Within 10 days of being arrested for a California DUI: A) Rest. B) Find a DUI Lawyer. C) Contact DMV.

What you must do within 10 days of being arrested for a California DUI: A) Rest. B) Find a DUI Lawyer. C) Contact DMV.

10. Your attorney has only ten (10) calendar days to contact DMV!

9. 10 days are computed from the Issue date of the pink DMV paper. If time is running out or you are late, contact an attorney ASAP.



8. This order/temporary is the California DMV paper which you should have received.



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



6. Under the Interstate Compact, 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 include 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. DMV attorney has to do prevail on just one (1) DMV issue to save your license & you avoid any reissue fee / SR-22.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

No doubt you need a vigorous San Diego DUI attorney available to aggressively defend your California drunk driving case

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Annual DUI Seminar

in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller spoke at the prestigious California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

A Day in the Desert with the DUI Experts - Annual DUI seminar

. The California criminal defense lawyers who attended informed the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association that San Diego California DUI criminal defense attorney Rick Mueller was excellent.


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Friday, March 12, 2010

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Known as the "DMV Guru," Rick Mueller dedicates 100% of his law practice to aggressively defending those accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. He has successfully saved the driving privileges of many clients in the past year alone.



On August 1, 2009, Rick lectured at the

Annual DUI Seminar

in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller spoke at the prestigious California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

A Day in the Desert with the DUI Experts - Annual DUI seminar

. The California criminal defense lawyers who attended indicated to the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association that San Diego California DUI criminal defense lawyer Rick Mueller's presentation and materials were excellent.





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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

80% of DUI breath gizmos having accuracy problems - same manufacturer supplies San Diego California Police Department

A huge problem with some breath-alcohol testing machines used in the District could overturn hundreds of DUI / drunk driving cases.

Washington D.C. Police reports an audit revealed that 8 of the 10 Intoxilyzer 5000 breathalyzers used since 2008 had issues with their accuracy.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says those breathalyzers were generating inaccurate results between October 2008 until they were taken out of service earlier this month.

"It's disappointing in some sense but I'm happy we caught it," says Lanier, "and happy we caught it when we did."

Those malfunctioning units, manufactured by Kentucky-based CMI, Inc., have been repaired and are now fully functioning.

David Benowitz, a local defense attorney with the Law Offices of David Benowitz, says that he wasn't surprised to hear that several breathalyzers weren't functioning properly.

In a released statement, Benowitz says he knew something was wrong when the Office of the Attorney General started dismissing DWI cases.

D.C. police are reviewing cases that could be affected, and Benowitz says that hundreds of convictions, dating back to 2008, could be overturned.

"This shows a callous disregard for the rights of D.C. drivers," says Jason Kalfat, an attorney from the same office as Benowitz, in a released statement. "For most defendants a breathalyzer score is the single most significant piece of evidence that can put you in jail, cost you money and damage your career."

Stephen Mercer, a seasoned criminal defense attorney, will be calling for independent investigation into the flawed units.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Things to know if given a pink DMV form after a California drunk driving arrest

Things to know if given a pink DMV form after a California drunk driving arrest:

10. If you need to save your driver's license or privileges, your California DUI criminal defense attorney has only ten (10) calendar days to contact DMV! Please do not schedule yourself; here's why: Say if you contact DMV to schedule a date conflicting with your attorney's calendar, DMV will not reschedule and you may not get the attorney of your choice. There is no rush as long as your attorney contacts DMV by the 10th day from your 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.



8. This ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE SUSPENSION/REVOCATION ORDER AND TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE is the California DMV paper which you should have received.



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 DMV 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!





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Saturday, March 6, 2010

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San Diego DUI Defense Attorney Rick Mueller

San Diego DUI Specialist Rick Mueller is the only DMV - DUI attorney who was the featured Speaker at 7 DUI seminars in San Diego County in the last several
years. At an 8th seminar, on August 1, 2009, Rick lectured at the

Annual DUI Seminar

in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. At a 9th seminar, San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller spoke at the prestigious California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

A Day in the Desert with the DUI Experts - Annual DUI seminar

. The California criminal defense lawyers who attended indicated to the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association that San Diego California DUI criminal defense lawyer Rick Mueller's presentation and materials were excellent.


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San Diego DUI Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller specializes in California DUI and DMV law.


San Diego DUI Lawyer Rick Mueller is known as the "DMV Guru".



Specially recognized as a Contributor to the California Drunk Driving Law book, he is now the San Diego DUI Editorial Consultant for the most comprehensive reference book for California DUI law. Known as California's bible for DUI defense, the book features some of San Diego DUI attorney Rick Mueller's hard work.


San Diego drunk driving lawyer Rick Mueller is a Specialist Member of the California DUI Attorneys Association (formerly the Association of California Deuce Defenders). He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


San Diego DUI Attorney Rick Mueller speaks at Strategies in Handling DUI Cases seminars, at the DUI & Drug Defense seminar at the San Diego Bar Building, at the North San Diego County Bar Association's Drunk Driving - DMV seminars, and at the Public Defender's Office DMV - DUI Training seminars. His DMV - DUI work is also featured in the Association of California Deuce Defenders' materials. Since 1983, DUI Lawyer Rick Mueller has actively defended these cases. San Diego DUI Attorney Rick Mueller is in Good Standing with the State Bar (#114305).



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Friday, March 5, 2010

California DUI Attorney Rick Mueller recently successfully avoided both DUI and Driving with .08% BAC (or more) convictions

California DUI Attorney Rick Mueller recently successfully avoided both DUI and Driving with .08% BAC (or more) convictions under California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) and (b), as part of the following partial list of victories in San Diego county DUI / drunk driving cases:

Out-of-county resident coming from La Jolla seen weaving by San Diego CHP. Unsteady gait, odor of alcoholic beverage and watery/red eyes noted by San Diego California Highway Patrol DUI officer. Cooperative Driver admits last cocktail nearly 3 hours before stopped for failure to maintain lane in violation of California Vehicle Code section 21658(a). After failing the National Highway & Traffic Safety Administration's 3 battery California DUI field sobriety tests including HGN, Romberg and One Leg Stand, Driver blows .117% and .118% in the hand-held Intoximeters, Inc. Alco-Sensor IV PAS gadget and soon thereafter two more blows of .11% and .10% per the San Diego county DUI EC/IR breath test machine at the San Diego CHP office. CHP DUI officer improperly included transportation time as part of the required 15 minute continuous observation time. San Diego DUI CHP officer also used a cut & paste of the San Diego CHP 202 DUI arrest report. Possible mouth alcohol in issue. Breath test numbers susceptible of great variance.

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On August 1, 2009, Rick lectured at the

Annual DUI Seminar

in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. San Diego California Criminal Defense Attorney Rick Mueller spoke at the prestigious California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

A Day in the Desert with the DUI Experts - Annual DUI seminar

. The California criminal defense lawyers who attended indicated to the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association that San Diego California DUI criminal defense lawyer Rick Mueller's presentation and materials were excellent.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Learn about the DMV Hearing Process after your attorney contacts within 10 days of California DUI

Anyone in California arrested for drunk driving must do certain things within 10 days of being arrested of a DUI, whether he or she has a California license or not.

10. If you need to save your driver's license or privileges, your California DUI criminal 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 attorney of your choice. There is no rush as long as your attorney contacts DMV by the 10th day from your 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.



8. This ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE SUSPENSION/REVOCATION ORDER AND TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE is the California DMV paper which you should have received.



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 DMV 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!