I was invilved in an accident driving a new car that I had not yet transferred over the onterlock device to. Now the dmv is revoking my license for another year. Is it worth it to request a hearing from the DMV, or is it pretty much a moot point??
I don't think it is a moot. I suggest you hire a traffic court defense attorney to represent you at the hearing. Be sure to request a hearing within the time provided in the notice you received.
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You really have nothing to lose by requesting the hearing. Your revocation period is for one year or for the remainder of the interlock restriction, whichever is longer. Request the hearing, tell them you want the officer present and hope he doesn't show up. This doesn't guarantee a dismissal with the DMV and you could be forced to appeal , but again, what do you have to lose by having the hearing?
My decision to answer your question does not construe an attorney client relationship. My opinion is based on the facts you have provided. Before making any decisions, you should always consult directly with an experience attorney, either in person or via phone.
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