Being able to keep your driver’s license following a DUI arrest is not easy to do. When a person is arrested for driving under the influence in California, they have 10 days to request a hearing with their DMV at which time they have an opportunity to keep their license, but this rarely happens without an attorney.
Why? Well, my experience is that most people are simply unaware that they have the ability to keep their license, or they lose track of the 10-day window and their opportunity is lost. When someone contacts our law firm, one of the first things that we do is request a hearing with the DMV and take all necessary steps to ensure our client’s driving privileges are not revoked.
Now, to this day, I’ve only met a handful of people who were able to keep their license without a licensed attorney assisting them with their proceeding, which begs the question, how common is it for DUI defendants to keep their driver’s license without assistance from an attorney?
If you were able to keep your license after a DUI arrest, regardless of whether you retained an attorney or not, we want to know about it! Leave a comment in our comment section to help those currently facing drunk driving charges with your personal experience.