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DMV Hearings in Brea

Protecting Your Driving Privileges

After an arrest for a DUI, you will have a chance to protect your driving privileges at a DMV hearing. These hearings are separate from your criminal court proceedings are not required to be attended, but it is recommended that you do. When your license was suspended at the time of your arrest, you were handed a pink paper called a notice of supervision. This paper acts a temporary license for 30 days and lets you know that you have the right to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your license suspension.

Because time is so limited, you need to act quickly to schedule your hearing and retain a lawyer to defend your charges. Immediately contact a Brea DUI attorney from Anthony Curiale and Associates, A Professional Corporation to retain experienced representation at your hearing.

DMV Hearing vs. Criminal Court

DMV hearings are separate from DUI court trials and are simply an administrative process that will take place between you, your attorney and DMV employees. There is no judge presiding over the case and the hearing will take place usually within an office. At the hearing, the officer will present evidence for your arrest and your attorney will have a chance to challenge any evidence that may have been found. Witnesses may be questioned and you may be able to testify on your own case.

If you win the proceeding, your license suspension may be overturned. If you do not schedule a DMV hearing, you will be required to submit a California SR-22 insurance form (vehicle liability insurance for a suspended license) and complete DUI school. At the time of reinstatement for your license, you will have to pay a $125 fee and you may be required to install an interlock ignition device into your vehicle.

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While these cases are not your criminal court proceedings, they still hold immense power over your driving privileges. You can represent yourself in these hearings, but it is recommended that you consult an attorney. When you work with Anthony Curiale and Associates, A Professional Corporation, we will investigate the entire case and ensure that the officer did not infringe upon your rights during the arrest. Our firm is not afraid to challenge any evidence that has been collected and we will aggressively defend your driving privileges.

It is important that if you have been arrested for a DUI that you immediately retain the representation of a Brea DUI defense lawyer from Anthony Curiale and Associates, A Professional Corporation. Our firm has been serving the Brea area since 1982, and we have been able to successfully challenge license suspensions for our clients. Contact our firm today and schedule a case evaluation to learn how our team can help your case.

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