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  • Is it possible to change age to a lower age

    Example : Drivers license - is it possible to change age by e.g. ten years to a lower number.Thanks.

    Mindy’s Answer

    The only way you could change your age on a drivers license is if it was incorrect in the first place-not likely, since you generally have to show a birth certificate when you first obtain the license. If your age had been entered incorrectly initially (unlikely), and you now go in to change that, the DMV might open up a fraud inquiry.

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  • How to properly beat a DUI

    Got pulled over friday/Saturday morning coming back for denny's in Ventura blow test inaccurate twice then taken to hospital for blood test. There is no way that I could get a DUI on my record, I work for attorneys I have a real estate license, a...

    Mindy’s Answer

    My DUI defense/DMV hearing defense office is based in Ventura County. Ventura is tough, but not impossible. There are a number of possible defenses-please feel free to call me and we can discuss some of your options. You do need to be mindful of the 10 day period to request a DMV hearing-otherwise the DMV suspension will be automatically imposed. www.venturacountyduilawyer.com

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  • Blew over in the field and under at the station. what happens now?

    I was pulled over for a DUI last night and blew over the limit in thee field breathalyzer. Once back at the station however I blew .06 and the cops said the judge would probably only charge me with reckless, if anything. They gave me back my lic...

    Mindy’s Answer

    That should be a win at the DMV hearing (you only have 10 days to request a DMV hearing, so make sure that gets done). You should get a great result in the court case, although retaining a skilled DUI defense attorney increases your chances of a good outcome. You do not state how far over the limit you blew in the field; that would have an impact, as would the issue of whether or not the field breath machine was properly calibrated and whether it even gave a fairly accurate result. I recommend that you retain a good DUI defense attorney to help you get the best outcome in this case.

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  • Can they take my license away if I fail to pay my sr22 insurance for my DUI?

    I was unable to pay my sr22 insurance for my dui and now they are taking away my license. Can they do that?

    Mindy’s Answer

    Yes-the DMV can and will suspend your license if you fail to post the SR22 for a 3 year period. However, the DMV should lift the suspension as soon as you get another SR22 in place, as long as there are no other problems with your license (ie you are in compliance with the alcohol school, have paid the reinstatement fee, and don't have other problems like a pending failure to appear in court).

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  • How do I get my license back without penalty after having my DUI case dismissed?

    The DMV and DA will not cooperate with me. The DMV will only give me my license back if I agree to pay a fine, provide proof of insurance, and the 10 year conviction on my driving record. My criminal case was dismissed from the get-go, the arres...

    Mindy’s Answer

    If the DA dismissed your case, you are entitled to request a DMV hearing (even if you've already had one). In order to obtain another DMV hearing, the DA must fill out a 702 form, which must then be sent to Sacramento. A dismissal at court does not result in an automatic win at the DMV; only an acquittal (you were found not guilty of VC Section 23152(b)) results in a win at the DMV. It is unclear whether or not this is a first DUI, or if you have had prior alcohol-related matters with the DMV. I would need to know more about your prior history, to know how to best advise you. But at this point, you would probably be best-served by trying to get the DA to fill out a 702 form. The DA may not even know what a 702 form is, so you will likely need an attorney to help you secure a DMV hearing at this point. Please feel free to call my office if you would like assistance with this matter. -Mindy McQueen

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