Protecting Your Driver's License In California License Suspension Proceedings

DUI charges do not only lead to criminal consequences. Administrative consequences like automatic license suspension also require swift action.

If you have been pulled over, arrested and charged with drunk driving (even if you have not been convicted) make sure you have an experienced attorney to handle your case in criminal court and in administrative hearings with the California Department Of Motor Vehicles (DMV). There are critical timelines for taking action against automatic driver's license suspension.

At the Law Office of Gilbert B. Vega, in Sacramento, California, we give our clients the assertive and effective representation they need to defend against driver's license suspensions, revoked driver's licenses and other issues that impede the ability to meet life's daily obligations.

Requesting A Stay For Automatic License Suspension

Under the administrative license suspension program (Admin Per Se or APS), anyone who has been arrested for a DUI will have his or her driver's license suspended automatically. This is true whether or not the individual was found guilty of driving drunk.

Whether you took a breath test and were found over the BAC limit of .08 percent, or refused to take a breath test, you are still subject to this license suspension issue.

If the DMV completes a review of your case and determines that your license should be suspended, you will receive an Order of Suspension/Revocation. You have 10 days from your receipt of the Order of Suspension/Revocation to request a hearing where you and your attorney can make a case to fight the suspension. It is important that you have a lawyer to represent you through these complex proceedings.

Attorney Gilberto B. Vega is here to guide you through the process and protect your license. Contact us online or call 916-426-2304 to set up an appointment today.