Riverside DUI Attorney

DUI License Suspension in Riverside & San Bernardino

If you have been arrested for a DUI, your license may be suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as an "administrative sanction" and if convicted by the criminal court, as a "punishment." While this appears to be double jeopardy, California's Implied Consent laws make it possible. Losing your driver's license can mean job loss, the inability to get to medical appointments or to school, and many other restrictions. Having to endure these severe limitations is why it is so important for you to contact an experienced Riverside DUI lawyer at the Law Offices of Thomas Wallin & Scott Henry today.

The firm's practice is dedicated 100% to DUI defense and when you hire its attorneys, you know that you will have the best chance of a positive outcome to your case. Their lead attorney, Mr. Wallin, is rated SUPERB on AVVO, with a 10 out of 10 score, and is a member in good standing of numerous organizations that are committed to defending DUI cases and protecting the rights of the accused. Some of his legal affiliations include: National College of DUI Defense, California DUI Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. To rest easier knowing that your driving future is in experienced hands, contact the firm to schedule your consultation.

Driver's License Suspension in Riverside

DMV 10 day rule for DUI

DMV sanctions can be as complicated as criminal penalties for license suspension. For example, suspension times vary according to whether it is a first time DUI, an underage DUI, whether you have had multiple DUIs, or whether you refused chemical breath and blood tests . Whatever your particular circumstance, immediately upon your arrest for DUI, your California license will be confiscated by the police and you will be served with a notice indicating that you have 30 days of temporary driving privileges. In small print, the document tells you that you have the right to an administrative hearing to contest the suspension. This hearing will not be scheduled unless you or your attorney contacts the DMV within 10 days after your arrest; failing to do so means that your license will be suspended in 30 days. For this reason, immediately contacting an attorney at the firm after your arrest is one of the smartest moves you can make!

To schedule your free consultation, please contact a Riverside DUI license suspension attorney today.