Driving Privileges

Protect Driving Privileges

How Larry Can Keep You Behind the Wheel

A driver’s license may be suspended or revoked by the California DMV because of an individual’s failure to appear in court, a medical condition, a DUI or several other administrative and criminal violations. After a person is arrested for DUI in California, his or her driver’s license will automatically be suspended. Fortunately, the DMV is also legally required to make available to you an administrative hearing before your driver’s license can be taken away.

Many drivers don’t know that they can challenge a license suspension in California. However, it is extremely important to note that after your Los Angeles DUI arrest, you only have 10 days to contest the license suspension. If you do not contest your suspension within 10 days of your arrest, your license will automatically be suspended for at least 4 months. It is important to note that if you are under the age of 21 or if your charge is a repeat DUI, then your license may be suspended for much longer unless you get a hearing.

At a typical DMV hearing, the DMV does not particularly care if you were actually under the influence or whether you are in fact guilty. Instead, the DMV pays attention to whether or not you were operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. With an experienced Los Angeles DUI defense attorney on your side, you can expect a strong and effective defense to demonstrate that you do not deserve a license suspension.

In order to ensure that your rights were not infringed upon during your arrest, Larry will thoroughly examine your case and utilize his more than 40+ years of acquired knowledge and resources to help you keep your driver’s license.

Ignition Interlock Devices

California law targets drunk drivers by requiring installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in their automobiles. This breath analyzer system prevents drivers who have consumed any alcohol from starting their vehicles.

Effective July 1, 2010, the DMV is conducting a pilot program that requires all persons convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) under VC §§23152 or 23153, or Penal Code(PC) §191.5(b), in one of the four pilot counties (Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare) to install a certified IID on each vehicle that he/she owns or operates.

Studies have shown that repeat offenses by convicted drivers can be reduced by up to 65% from use of the ignition detection system. All 50 states have laws allowing the imposition of an IID as sentencing alternatives for drunk drivers.

The program can also be used as a creative sentencing alternative that lets you keep your driving privilege. Sentences can also be reduced by employing the device, especially for aggravated first time offenders.

Larry Wolf has the experience and behind-the-scenes information that can help you keep your license. Request your free consultation online with Larry, or call our office at (310) 277-1707 and help to ensure that you keep your license and your freedom.

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