Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles within Ten Calendar Days
DON'T FORGET YOU ONLY HAVE TEN CALENDAR DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR RIVERSIDE DUI ARREST TO CONTACT THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND SAVE YOUR LICENSE.
After an arrest for a Riverside DUI, two distinct actions are started. The first is a criminal process through the Riverside County Superior Court system. The second is through the Department of Motor Vehicles. The California DMV can suspend your license based solely off of an arrest for Drunk Driving in Riverside County. This is completely independent of the criminal court case. The California DMV will only consider a limited number of issues during the hearing and you must contact them within ten calendar days of your arrest to request the hearing. Contact information for the
San Bernardino Driver's Safety Branch
1845 Business Center Driver, Suite 212
San Bernardino, California 92408
Tel: (909) 383-7413
Fax: (909) 383-7439
It is important to submit your request over the phone and in writing.
Enroll in a Court Approved Alcohol Program
Depending on your case, you may be required to enroll in a court approved alcohol program. An alcohol program can be required as part of your plea agreement and through the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to obtain a restricted license. It is important to consult with a qualified Riverside DUI Defense Attorney prior to enrolling in any program. Whether you have an alcohol addiction or have been ordered by the court to attend an alcohol program, you should research each facility to make sure that it meets your needs. Each program differs on cost, length and structure.
Hiring a Dedicated Riverside DUI Attorney
After being arrested for a Riverside Drunk Driving incident, you must act quick in order to place a stay on the automatic suspension of your license. In order to get the best results in your California DUI case, you should hire a Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer within ten days of your arrest. That way they can contact the California DMV on your behalf and conduct the hearing. In addition, in most cases the Riverside DUI Attorney you hire can represent you at the criminal court case. This can save you time and embarrassment as you may never have to appear in court.
Law Offices of Thomas Wallin
4129 Main Street, Suite 100
Riverside, California 92501
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