There are two components to a DUI case. One involves criminal proceedings, while the other involves a driver’s license suspension hearing carried out by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The driver’s license suspension hearing occurs soon after a person is charged with drunk driving, which is why it is essential that you seek help from experienced legal counsel right away. I am criminal defense attorney Chris Yturralde, and I have been serving the legal needs of people throughout Imperial and East San Diego counties for more than 20 years. I represent individuals in both the criminal side of a DUI case, as well as in the driver’s license suspension hearing. Call me at 760-235-4480 to protect your rights and defend yourself against drunk driving charges.
Protecting Your Driving Privileges
A vehicle is necessary to get around most areas within the Imperial Valley and East San Diego County. The loss of driving privileges can have a serious impact on a person’s life. I will work hard to help protect your driver’s license in the DMV suspension hearing. I will explain your options and help guide you through this process every step of the way.
You must request a hearing within 10 days of your arrest, otherwise your license will be suspended even if you have a defense.
If your driver’s license does get suspended, all hope is not lost. It may still be possible to receive a restricted driver’s license, which will enable you to drive to and from work and carry out other necessary functions.
Contact A Lawyer If You Have Been Charged With Drunk Driving
Drunk driving charges should not be taken lightly. There are many potentially severe consequences. I can help you protect your rights and your driver’s license. Call 760-235-4480 or send me an email to schedule your free initial consultation.
If you are a resident of Mexico or Arizona and are arrested on suspicion of DUI in California, I can help. I handle California cases for out-of-state residents.