If you have been cited or arrested for DUI in California, it is important to know that you must request a DMV hearing within 10 days. If you fail to request a DMV hearing, you will lose the right to contest the DMV’s suspension of your license. California Vehicle Code Section 13558 sets forth the 10-day rule. When you are cited or arrested for DUI in California, you are usually given a notice that states that your license will be suspended by the DMV and that you have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV. Oftentimes, people fail to read this important paperwork until it’s too late and their license is already suspended.
If you have been arrested or cited in Southern California for a DUI-related offense, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney familiar with DMV procedures. The criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been handling DUI and DMV matters for more than 30 years and know what to do to make sure your rights are protected. Contact Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 466-5245 for a free evaluation of your case.