I lost my license when I got arrested for DUI. What can I do? – California Penal Code Section 23152 (a) & (b)
January 31, 2011
In California, people who are arrested for driving while under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol face the possibility of losing their license for up to six months. When the DMV is notified of your arrest, it will likely suspend your driving privileges, which essentially means you will not be able to legally drive a motor vehicle on California highways.
After you are arrested for a DUI, you have a 10-day window of opportunity to contact the DMV and request an administrative per se hearing to contest the pending license suspension. A DUI defense attorney can appear on your behalf and present legal and factual arguments to increase your chances of keeping your driving privileges.
Although very difficult to win, an administrative hearing is worth pursuing and becomes more worth-while if you retain an attorney. Even if you do not prevail in the hearing, your attorney can still help you gain a restricted license, which will permit you to drive for limited purposes (i.e., work, school, DUI classes).
A DUI arrest triggers a number of legal consequences that may prove to be burdensome on your freedom. It is, therefore, imperative that you seek the legal expertise of a Southern California DUI defense attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have been in practice for over 30 years and can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your DUI matter. Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245We will be there for you when you call.

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