DMV Hearings

When arrested for DUI/DWI in California, most people are only concerned with the criminal charges against them. That's actually only half the battle. Failure to adequately deal with a DMV hearing can result in a long-term loss of driving privileges. You only have 10 days from the date of arrest to request a DMV hearing regarding your driver's license. We feel it is so important to request that hearing that we will contact the DMV and formally request a hearing for you, and confirm it in writing, all at no charge or obligation. If you decide to retain Wilson & Wilson, we will represent you both in the criminal case and at the DMV hearing.

To be perfectly honest, at the DMV hearing, the deck is unfortunately stacked against you. The problem is that the DMV proceedings don't function with the same rules and high standards as the criminal courts. In criminal courts, the prosecution has to prove the charge "beyond a reasonable doubt." At a DMV hearing, the burden of proof is only "more likely than not" that you were driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater. [It only takes four bottles of beers, four 4-ounce glasses of wine or four 1 and ½ ounces of liquor to reach .08.] It's also important to realize the DMV officer is not a judge or even a lawyer - he or she is simply a DMV employee.

To have a fighting chance, it's critical to have an experienced and knowledgeable San Luis Obispo County DMV hearing attorney who will present solid evidence, carry out cross examination and argue factual and legal precedent on your behalf. It is this approach that can tip the scales in your favor.

San Luis Obispo DMV Hearing Attorney

With more than 25 years of experience, we know precisely what it takes to defend our clients in a DMV hearing. We never charge clients to set up the hearing. We seek to extend the provisional license as long as possible and will take the best course of action to try to defend you at the hearing. It's imperative that you don't go it alone in this arena if you are looking for the best possible outcome.

To talk about any aspect of your DMV hearing in a free initial consultation call Denton Wilson now at 805-546-8098 or e-mail here.