PROBLEM:

You’ve received a notice from the DMV or law enforcement stating their intent to suspend or revoke your privilege to drive a motor vehicle.

SOLUTION:

Skilled legal representation to secure your right to an administrative hearing at the DMV Safety Office, conduct and win the hearing.

Our law firm represents clients in administrative license suspension/revocation DMV hearings at the Department of Motor Vehicles Safety Office in San Diego.  We have handled every type of DMV license issue and have preserved countless clients’ privileges to drive.

ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE

An administrative suspension is typically received following an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) charges.  Even though you have not been convicted of any crime in a court of law yet, the DMV is a separate institution that has the authority to suspend your license.  The APS hearing is an opportunity to appeal that decision.

NEGLIGENT OPERATOR

This type of suspension is the result of receiving too many points on your driver’s license, whether from tickets or accidents.  You may have simply paid your tickets without realizing they will accrue points that lead to a suspension.   Part of our service in defending you against this type of suspension is arguing a motion in court to reopen your ticket case(s) and then fighting those tickets at trial in front of a judge.

MEDICAL SUSPENSION

You may have gotten your license suspended because you were dealing with a temporary medical issue such as a risk for seizures, which is now controlled by medication.  Another possible reason for a medical suspension is being prescribed medication that can affect your ability to drive, such as common narcotic pain killers.  We will guide you through the process of obtaining the proper documentation from your doctor or other health professional and argue zealously for your right to drive.

LACK OF SKILL

This type of suspension is the result of an individual (a police officer or a citizen who then reports it to the police) witnessing you allegedly performing a driving task poorly or failing to follow traffic laws to the extent you are an immediate risk of danger to other vehicles or people.  Examples include driving too slowly, causing an accident, or hitting a pedestrian. You are then issued a notice of suspension in the mail.  In order to get your license back, it is essential that our attorney prove you are a competent driver and gain the opportunity for you to retake the driving skills test.

NO INSURANCE WHILE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT

Everyone on the road is required to carry insurance.  If you’re in an accident, even if it wasn’t your fault, the DMV can suspend your license for not having insurance.  At this type of hearing we use a varied defense strategy depending on your reasons for not having insurance and your driving record at the time.

TAKE ACTION NOW – TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Once you receive a notice of suspension, it is imperative that you act quickly.  The DMV Safety Office gives you a very limited time frame in which to request a hearing.  If you or a loved one got a notice of suspension in the mail, please call our office immediately to speak with one of our attorneys: 619-363-1405.  You can also reach us via email at matt@lawofficemjs.com.