The DA cannot reopen the case after you've been sentenced. Make sure you are able to comply with the court requirements for proof of enrollment and proof of completion of the DUI School. Sometimes you need your lawyer to go back to court and modify the dates so you don't get a bench warrant for failure to complete the first offender school in the timeframe given.
This is a question to ask an immigration attorney. There are many in the Bay Area, but make sure the ones you talk with have a lot of experience dealing with criminal history, specifically DUI, for their clients. Many will give you a free consultation.
As previous attorneys have said, you can apply for a critical need to drive license. In order to get this license you must be under 21 and be able to show DMV that there is no other reasonable way to get to work. They want to see that you basically support yourself and have no other way to get to work. You will need to show them proof that there is no bus or other public transportation that works, or that you work such late hours that there is just no other way to get to and from work....
You can drive for your employer if you have complied with the proper Vehicle Code Section. You must have notified your employer of your IID requirement and you must carry the notification you gave your employer with you when driving their vehicle.
Also, you will be required to have an IID on every vehicle you own. If the car is not in your name, and it does not fall under the employer exception, then you cannot drive the car. Check with DMV Mandatory Actions Until to confirm what you...
Departmental review is a long shot, but as previously stated it does buy time for getting the writ filed in Superior Court. The writ is probably your best chance. You can have the attorney you hire to do the writ request a stay of suspension. You have a much better chance of winning on the writ.
You can get the restricted license after the 30 day suspension while your criminal case is still pending if you are enrolled in at least a 3 month DUI School, have SR-22 insurance on file with DMV and pay a reissue fee at DMV when you get the restricted license.
You should consult a DUI lawyer who regularly practices in the county of your criminal case. The timing of your DMV and Criminal case can be important in making sure you get the shortest hard suspension possible. DMV has made...
When DMV gets notice of your termination from DUI School, you will no longer be able to keep a restricted license. You will go right into a suspended license, and will not be able to get a restricted back, even if you re-enroll in the School.
Talk to your DUI School. You can take a leave of absence from the school for I believe up to one year, and still get credit for classes already completed. They usually charge about 50 bucks for this to happen, but you must do it before they...
You can request departmental review, which has very little chance of success. If you are within 15 days of the date of decision by the DMV hearing officer, you can make this request by sending DMV $120.00 and requesting departmental review for action taken pursuant to Vehicle code section 13353 or 13353.2. Having an attorney for this is usually a good move.
The other way to appeal is to go through the Superior Court. You have 34 days from DMV decision to do this, or if you've...
The DA must be able to prove you were driving. You are ahead of most in this situation as you have a witness who will say you were not the driver, and that he drove. You should consult with a DUI lawyer who knows how to handle these cases.
You are welcome to contact my office, as I practice in the Bay Area. If I am not the right attorney for you I can at least give you a number of other excellent DUI lawyers who practice in your area.