Irvine, CA DMV Defense Attorney

If you are facing a driver's license suspension after a DUI or for any other reason, you may have to appear at a DMV hearing. For legal assistance with your hearing, please contact our Orange County, Irvine, CA and Orange County criminal defense lawyer at the firm as soon as you can.


DMV Hearing for a DUI

 After confiscating the arrestee's license and serving him or her with an order of suspension, the arresting officer will complete a document entitled "Officer's Statement-Admin Per Se." This one-page form sets forth the bare minimum facts necessary for the DMV to suspend the license: observing of driving (or statutory exceptions), probable cause, and breath test results. The document is signed under oath by the arresting officer and, if applicable, the breath machine operator. It is then supposed to be forwarded to the Department "immediately"-"on or before the end of the fifth ordinary business day following the arrest." [Vehicle Code § 23158.5(c)] In fact, however, this deadline is routinely ignored with no consequences.


Other DMV Hearings 

You may request a hearing for all other suspensions and, if so, having an experienced DMV lawyer represent you may make the difference in the outcome of your hearing. As an Irvine, CA DMV attorney, our law firm has successfully helped countless numbers of clients throughout Irvine, CA and Orange County.

The Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald serves clients in Santa Ana, Irvine and throughout Orange County, California.

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