APS/ License Suspension

Contra Costa County Administrative Per Se Hearing Attorney

What is an APS Hearing?

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.

After the arresting officer confiscated your license, you should have received a temporary driving permit allowing 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 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. Per California driving law, our Contra Costa County license suspension lawyer Anthony Blalock may not be able to reopen that case if you have allowed those ten days to pass.

Request a free consultation with our Walnut Creek APS license suspension lawyer by calling (925) 259-3270.

We Attend Your Hearing for You

The DMV Hearing Officer will decide whether to suspend your license officially at your administrative DMV hearing. As your attorney and legal team, we 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 to the driving time and were .08% or more at that time.

Don't know what to do next? Call our Contra Costa County license suspension 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.

Receive help with your specific case by contacting our Contra Costa County license suspension attorney at (925) 259-3270 today.


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