Do I Need to Inform the DMV of my Los Angeles DUI?

If you have been arrested for a DUI, you must have lots of questions and concerns as to what the correct steps would be. One of the most important is probably how it affects your auto insurance and how you must go about taking proper steps so that you are not further penalized.

You do not need to personally inform the DMV of your arrest. The arresting officer must send to the DMV the completed notice of Suspension and Revocation form, along with the confiscated license and a sworn report to the DMV. You, however, must immediately schedule a DMV hearing. The hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of your arrest date, otherwise you lose the right to a hearing and the DMV will decide the appropriate penalty for your license. You have the right to have an attorney represent you at the hearing and speak on your behalf.

The DMV will automatically conduct an administrative review. During the administrative review, the DMV will review the officer’s report, the suspension and revocation order and any test results. They will then decide if and for how long your license shall remain suspended and if you should be entitled to the use of a restricted license.

An experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney has the knowledge and expertise to prepare a powerful defense for your DMV hearing so that your license is suspended for the last amount of time. Additionally, he or she can argue that you be given a restricted license that allows you to still drive when it becomes necessary. Don’t take a chance when it comes your driving privileges. In a community like Los Angeles, it is necessary that your driving privileges remain intact!