Arrested for DUI?
Hi, my names Ivan Morse and I'm a criminal defense lawyer. Before being
a criminal defense lawyer, I was an Oakland police officer for almost
seven years and I've been a criminal defense lawyer now for almost
thirty years. Today I'm going to be talking to you about DMV hearings
and what you need to do if you are arrested for a
DUI in the state of California.
In the state of California, if you're arrested for a DUI, what's
going to happen is if you are a California resident, a police officer
is going to take your driver's license. The police officer is then
going to issue a temporary license. Currently, it's on a pink form.
This temporary license tells you that you have ten days to contact the
DMV - that's ten calendar days which means Saturdays and Sundays count.
If you don't contact the DMV within ten days, at the end of thirty
days your license will be suspended for a period of four months. Again
that's unless you contact the DMV within ten days and request a hearing.
Now, at the DMV hearing, the Department of Motor Vehicles is going to be
looking for three things. They're going to be looking for:
- Where you were driving
- What time of driving you had a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher; and
- Whether you were lawfully arrested
The most important thing to remember is if you're arrested for a DUI
you must contact the DMV within ten days and request a hearing. If you
don't, your license will be suspended. That's what they call a
statute of limitations. If you are arrested for a DUI and you're given
a temporary license, please contact me. I offer free consultations. My
name is Ivan Morse, you can reach me at 925-452-4065. I wish you the best
of luck. If I can be of further help, give me a call.