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I’ve just been arrested for DUI. What happens now?
You’ve just been arrested for DUI. What happens now? wel according to California DMV:
The officer is required by law to immediately forward a copy of the completed notice of suspension or revocation form and any driver license taken into possession, with a sworn report to the DMV. The DMV automatically conducts an administrative review that includes an examination of the officer’s report, the suspension or revocation order, and any test results. If the suspension or revocation is upheld during the administrative review, you may request a hearing to contest the suspension or revocation.
You have the right to request a hearing from the DMV within 10 days of receipt of the suspension or revocation order. If the review shows there is no basis for the suspension or revocation, the action will be set aside. You will be notified by the DMV in writing only if the suspension or revocation is set aside following the administrative review.
That comes straight from the California DMV website (https://www.dmv.ca.gov), and if you read that you are probably still left with questions.
At this point i would suggest that you contact an Attorney to assist you through this process. Having someone who has been through this and understands the in’s and out’s of a DUI arrest. A person can go through the California DMV website and navigate the court process on their own, but with so much at stake you have to ask yourself is it worth the risk? A lawyer who handles DUI cases will already have a system in place so as not to miss dates and deadlines, along with special requests that can be made to possible avoid suspension of your license until after the court.
You have to remember that this is a 2 fold process, there are the DMV proceedings and the court proceedings and both must be handled with precision, in order to limit negative consequences.