What Happens After Your DUI Arrest?
Being charged with a DUI can be a life altering experience and can have a very adverse affect on an individual’s future. One of the obstacles to overcome regarding your charges is the DMV Hearing. This is a separate issue than your court hearing and it should be taken seriously.After you are charged with a DUI/DWI the arresting officer will take your license and issue a temporary license for 30 days. The arresting officer then submits your license and a full report to the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the incident. You will be notified of any suspension or revocation of your license and you have 10 days following your receipt of the notice from the police officer to file a request for a hearing. If you fail to schedule the DMV Hearing, your license will automatically be suspended after your temporary 30 day license expires.
It is vital at this point to obtain the help of a qualified DUI defense attorney who can assess your situation and assist you in achieving the best outcome possible with your DMV hearing. There are a number of issues to be addressed that can affect the outcome of your hearing. Issues like how did the officer conduct their investigation, what was done/said, what equipment was used for a field test and why did the officer pull you over in the first place? By contacting The Law Offices of Brianne Doyle you will be getting the help of experienced and knowledgeable DUI defense lawyers that will use their resources to help you get the best possible result with your hearing.
Avoid License Suspension in Sacramento
While no one can guarantee that your license will not be suspended or revoked, our legal team has a long history of helping people in the Greater Sacramento area retain their driving privileges following a DUI charge. Without having someone in your corner who has dealt with DMV hearings, you are leaving yourself open to consequences that weren’t necessary and could have been avoided if you had proper representation.
The DUI Court Process
You have been charged with a DUI/DWI. Not only will you have to deal with the potential of having your driver’s license suspended or revoked, you have been charged with a crime in the State of California. Depending on the circumstances, you could be facing stiff fines and imprisonment. The best decision you could make regarding your arrest is obtaining excellent representation by a skilled and resourceful DUI defense attorney in order to come to a resolution that is as favorable as possible. Here is an outline of the process:DMV Hearing - Once you receive your license suspension notice you will have 10 days to schedule a hearing to address your license suspension only.
Arraignment - This is your first court appearance where you will enter a plea to the court regarding your criminal DUI charge. You should normally plead “not guilty”. In this part of the process you will receive the formal complaint and any evidence being presented.
Pre-Trial Hearing - This is where your attorney will meet with the prosecution and review evidence as well as negotiate any reduction or dismissal of charges.
Trial - If needed, a trial will be conducted to question witnesses including the police officer. Fortunately, only a small percentage of DUI cases make it this far in the process. An experienced DUI defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Brianne Doyle will take your case all the way to trial if needed to get you the best outcome possible.
You need someone on your side that knows how to navigate the court system and pursue alternatives that can help get you the best result possible. Don’t risk your future and your job by not having proper representation. It is vital that we be consulted immediately upon your arrest and prior to your arraignment. As skilled and resourceful DUI defense lawyers, The Law Offices of Brianne Doyle know how to examine the evidence, question witnesses and investigate the arrest. You need someone on your side that knows how to navigate the court system and give you advice on how to proceed with your best legal option.