License Suspension Defense Lawyer in Contra Costa County
Devoted to Helping You through Your Charges
During your initial DUI arrest, the officer likely requested that you subject yourself to an official BAC test, via a Breathalyzer or a blood test. Although you may refuse this test, your license may be suspended for a longer period of time than if you hadn’t. The DMV Hearing is called an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing.
Don't know what to do next? Call our Contra Costa County DUI attorney Anthony Blalock at The Blalock Law Firm, PC. We move quickly to help you navigate this confusing time so you can get back on your feet and, eventually, behind the wheel. Request a free consultation by calling (925) 259-3270.
Avoid Automatic Suspensions with the Proper Paperwork
After the arresting officer confiscated your license, you should have received a temporary driving permit which continues to allow you to operate a vehicle for 30 days. If you or your attorney requests a DMV Hearing to fight the suspension, you should be allowed to continue driving past the initial 30-days and until your DMV Hearing is concluded
However, if you do not request an administrative hearing before ten days are up, according to the 10 Day Rule, your license may be automatically suspended after your pink 30-day temporary license expires. Our Contra Costa County DUI lawyer Anthony Blalock may not be able to reopen that case if you have allowed those ten days to pass, per California driving law.
We Attend Your Hearing for You
At your administrative DMV hearing, the DMV Hearing Officer will decide whether to suspend your license officially. As your attorney and legal team, it is our job to protect those driving privileges using our familiarity with DUI law.
The Hearing Officer will need to determine several factors regarding your arrest:
- The arresting officer had a good reason to stop you
- The arresting officer had enough evidence to immediately arrest you on the scene
- You were properly informed of your options upon arrest, including breathalyzer/blood rights and potential license suspension
- The chemical test results can be related back to the time of driving and was .08% or more at that time
Receive help with your specific case by contacting our Contra Costa County DUI attorney at (925) 259-3270 today.