Most Irvine DUI arrests have the same pattern if the police followed proper procedure. That procedure or pattern is as follows:
- The police take your physical license away;
- The police give you a pink temporary license, that allows you to drive for 30 days;
- The police give you a document with your court date, time, and location.
From there, at some point you and the police part ways. The police have to prepare a report, and send everything to the DMV within five days, including mailing your physical license to the DMV. They also send the report to the prosecutor’s office (in Orange County cases, the Orange County District Attorney, or the Anaheim City Attorney). the confiscation of a California Driver’s License, and have as their jurisdiction a hearing to stop a driver’s license suspension for a DUI.
As mentioned, that pink temporary license is good for thirty days. But read the fine print — the license states that to keep from the suspension on the 30th day you must contact the DMV to request a hearing.
Requesting a hearing gives you the following benefits:
It causes you from having a suspension, and gives you a new temporary license that keeps you driving past the hearing date scheduled by the DMV;
- It gives you the police reports and blood or breath test results before your court date;
- It gives you the information you will need to subpoena outside information such as patrol car videos.
- Remember that you can always cancel a hearing once requested. But the DMV will not give you a hearing at all after 10 days have passed in most cases.
If your DUI arrest was in Irvine, you need to contact the Office of Driver Safety:
State of California Department of Motor Vehicles Office of Driver Safety
790 The City Dr. S #420, Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 703-2511
Keep in mind that you, or your Irvine DUI Lawyer, must contact the DMV WITHIN 10 DAYS to stop your license from being suspended. The DMV is very strict about the 10-day rule.
Contact us for questions about an Orange County DMV hearing in a DUI case. We have much more DMV Information for Irvine DUI cases and can help you, as we have helped thousands of clients in Orange County. Contact us today.