Being arrested for driving under the influence can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. You could face serious repercussions in both your personal and professional life. The financial burden alone is often unthinkable. The most important thing you can do if you have been arrested for drinking and driving is to contact a qualified Banning DUI lawyer who can assist you with all aspects of your case. Our team of criminal defense attorneys could determine what the best defense strategies for your case may be.
The most timely aspect of a DUI case is through the Department of Motor Vehicles. You have only ten calendar days from the date of arrest to request an administrative per se hearing through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Failure to request an APS hearing within ten calendar days will result in the automatic suspension of your license. This means that you will lose all driving privileges for a minimum of four months following an arrest for drinking and driving. If you hire a leading Banning lawyer within ten calendar days they can request the hearing for your DUI case on your behalf.
The DMV hearing is similar to a mini-trial, but it is vital to keep in mind that the DMV hearing is completely independent of the criminal court case. Only a limited number of issues will be determined at the administrative per se hearing through the DMV and it will solely determine whether they will take the suspension off of your arrest.
Your criminal court case will be held out of the Banning Superior Court. Upon release from arrest, you were issued a citation. The citation listed an arraignment date located at the bottom of the yellow piece of paper. This is a mandatory court appearance if you fail to hire a Banning drunk driving attorney prior to this court date.
It is imperative that you take advantage of the free consultations offered by most experienced lawyers. This is an opportune time to ask questions about your case and to get advice on how to proceed in your case. For more information or to speak to an attorney call our team of professional Banning DUI lawyers today.