Administrative Hearing Procedures in Long Beach

Long Beach DUI Attorney

Whenever you are arrested for a DUI and your license is taken by the arresting officer, you have a limited time period within which to contact the Department of Motor Vehicle's Driver's Safety Office and request an administrative hearing. Failure to request a hearing within ten calendar days following your arrest can result in an automatic suspension of your license.

The purpose of the hearing is to determine if your license will be permanently revoked, suspended or restricted. The hearing is separate from your criminal case, and the first step in addressing your DUI charges. At the hearing, the circumstances of the arrest will be reviewed, including whether or not:

  • The arresting officer had reasonable cause to stop you
  • You were legally arrested
  • Your blood alcohol content was above 0.0%

Having legal representation at an administrative hearing can help prevent the loss of your license. A Long Beach criminal defense lawyer should be contacted as quickly as possible if you have been arrested for DUI to make sure the hearing takes place.

DUI Administrative Hearing Lawyer in Long Beach

A DUI can result in serious penalties if you are convicted, particularly if you have a prior DUI criminal record. Sentencing can include:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Loss of driver's license
  • Court-ordered alcohol and/or drug treatment

Attorney Leonard Matsuk is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent in DUI case defense. He knows how to challenge testing evidence, and whenever possible, will negotiate with the prosecution to have charges minimized or the case dismissed. His legal strategies have successfully helped many people charged with this crime.

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact a Long Beach DUI Administrative Hearing Lawyer to arrange your Administrative Hearing and help prevent your license from being revoked.