Have you been pulled over or arrested for DUI while out of town on business or vacation in California? The impact of a DUI on your out of state driver's license can be severe, which is why speaking with an West Covina DUI defense lawyer is important. At Coimbra Law Firm, we have 15 years of experience and are highly knowledgeable and experienced at handling all different types of DUI cases, including out of state cases.
Once the cop either seizes your license outright or notifies you that your privilege to drive in this state will be suspended, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is notified forthwith. You then have 10 days from the date on which you were arrested to dispute that suspension.
In order to challenge that suspension, you (or your West Covina DUI defense
lawyers) must issue a request for a
California DMV hearing. This right is available to you irrespective of the place of your residence. The reason
for the equal availability of this procedure to both in-state and out of state drivers who are arrested for California DUI is that both processed in the same manner. If you do not put in a timely request to the DMV for a hearing, you automatically forfeit your right challenge the suspension of your license.
In order for the DMV to suspend your California driving privilege, it must prove the following elements:
If you or loved one is being prosecuted for DUI and you are an out of state resident and need to hire an West Covina criminal defense lawyer to represent you, we invite you to contact us today.