If you find yourself arrested and/or charged with a DUI, it may be very confusing, especially if it is the first time this has happened.
In the state of California, not only can you face penalties by the court if you are convicted in a DUI matter, but you can also face consequences from the DMV with or without a conviction of that same DUI conduct. Moreover, the DMV will not wait for a DUI conviction to occur in court, but will take action against your driving privileges prior to the conclusion of your DUI proceedings in court.
One tip that will save the automatic suspension of your driving privileges from the alleged DUI conduct is for you or your attorney to request a DMV Hearing within 10 days from the date that you are arrested, cited or otherwise from the alleged DUI conduct. This request will result in an automatic stay of that suspension of your driving privileges until the results and/or outcome of that DUI DMV Hearing. The Hearing does not guarantee that your driving privileges will remain, but it does mean that there is at very least a delay in that suspension until a finding is reached by the DMV Hearing Officer from the alleged DUI conduct.
If you were arrested or cited for a DUI contact The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian today for a consultation, before it is too late.