California DMV Hearings
Some traffic violations can result in suspension of your driver's license, like DUI offense, speeding ticket, reckless driving, fatal accidents, hit and run and some of the other misdemeanors. Also, when you violate most of the traffic laws you are likely to get some points on your California DMV driving record. Four points in the duration of one year, 6 points in two years and eight points in three years is the limit for having points on your record. As soon as you reach the limit, DMV suspends your driver's license. You will be put on probation for one year and your license will remain suspended for six months. If any other violation occurs during that one year probation or you are involved in an accident, no matter whether you are at fault or not, your probation extends for another year and you license is suspended for six more months.
You can request a California DMV hearing, also called a California DMV administrative hearing or hearing per se in case of license suspension due to DWI offense, to fight for your California driver's license, but there is no obligation to do so. However, you should know that if you are eligible for a court trial, this trial is completely separate form a California DMV hearing. This hearing is just about the situation surrounding your California driver's license suspension, the lawfulness of your arrest, if there was one, and most important your driving privileges. It is not at all about whether you are guilty of the accused crime or not, that is the purpose of the criminal court trial.
If you want to request a California DMV hearing, it should be made within ten days from the day you received the notice from DMV. You have the right to have an attorney for the hearing and the attorney can present documents and even ask question from the arresting officer, if that is the case. You may be able to get your driver's license back, or be placed on probation. In some cases you might get a restricted driver's license. There is also the option of having a hearing on the phone. Call us at (866) 780-1234 to talk to a traffic ticket consultant about your case.
DMV Hearings for Commercial Drivers
If your license was suspended for any reason, you can request a DMV hearing in which you can fight for your driving privileges. This hearing is not a substitute for a trial and you have to appear in the court at the specified date and time. By requesting a DMV hearing in California you may be able to drive, sometimes with restricted driver's license, until the court decides about your citation. You can have an attorney presenting you at the hearing.