Monday, August 22, 2011

Top 10 Things to Do after a Drunk Driving Arrest (or How a California DUI Lawyer Helps You & Your License)

Top 10 Things to Do after a Drunk Driving Arrest in California (or How to Cover Yourself & Your License)

10. To preserve privilege to drive, your San Diego DUI lawyer only possesses ten calendar days to contact DMV! There is no rush. Just make sure your DUI attorney contacts DMV by the 10th day from your arrest.

9. Ten day time limit is added from the Issue date of that pink SUSPENSION/REVOCATION ORDER. A San Diego DUI lawyer can assist if you are short on time.
8. Pink TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE is the California DMV orde to look for.

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 San Diego DUI 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 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. The 30 day TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE is different from your court date!

The DMV and criminal proceedings are separate and independent.
3. There are three (3) issues at the San Diego DMV hearing if you completed a chemical test. (See reverse side of pink DMV paper.)

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 DMV attorneys have to do is successfully knock out just 1 of the DMV issues to preserve your license, to avoid a reissue fee, and/or to avoid an expensive SR-22 filing!