Types of Hearings

types of dmv hearings

Physical and Mental Evaluations

Physical and Mental Evaluations are commonly triggered by a referral from a law enforcement officer or medical professional. Once the referral is made, licensees will be subjected to a medical evaluation, eye examination, written test, driving test, and an in-person hearing. We can help you navigate the various obstacles in the most efficient and effective manner.

types of dmv hearings

Negligent Operator

Negligent Operator actions often stem from too many speeding or traffic infractions within a relatively short period of time. They may also be the result of car accidents or other moving violations. Our objective in these kinds of cases is to advocate for our client by presenting evidence and argument regarding unique circumstance and why our licensee can be a safe driver going forward.

types of dmv hearings

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Admin Per Se or “APS” hearings are initiated after being arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver only has 10 days to contact the DMV and request an APS hearing, otherwise, the driving privlege will automatically be revoked 30 days from the date of the incident.

types of dmv hearings

Fatality Hearings

Accidents resulting in death may trigger a one year license suspension, however, you have a right to a hearing in order to better explain the unique circumstances.

types of dmv hearings

Failure to Appear in Court

Missing a court date may trigger a license suspension, even for traffic court or other minor infractions. We can help you clear your your failure to appear along with any outstanding warrants so that you may get your license reinstated as quickly as possible.

types of dmv hearings

No Insurance

California law requires you to have auto insurance and your privlege to drive may be revoked


Common Questions

Do I need a lawyer to represent me?

You are not required to have an attorney, but persons that do have an attorney have a much higher chance of success and report that the process was much less stressful and overwhelming than those that try to go it alone.

What kinds of services can you provide in DMV hearings?

  • Pre-hearing medical evaluation compliance and submission
  • Vision screening information and referrals, if necessary
  • Written examination procedures, materials, and resources
  • Driving examination requests, scheduling, preparation, and driving instructor referrals
  • Motions for reexaminations of both written and road tests
  • Requesting a Special Instruction Permit on your behalf if you would benefit from driving lessons
  • Preparing you for testifying in your DMV hearing
  • Attending your DMV hearing with you and advocating for you every step of the way
  • Representation at any follow up hearings that may be required
  • Negotiation of any creative resolutions that may be applicable such as local area drive permits

Will you appear at my hearing?

We will be sure that you will not face your DMV hearing alone. We will be there in person to help you before, during, and after the hearing.

Do you have access to other resources that may be helpful to me?

Yes. We work closely with driving instructors, doctors, other professionals, and of course, DMV hearing officers to give you the tools and resources to get back on the road safely and efficiently.

How much do your services cost?

We will be able to quote you a flat fee for all reasonably necessary services so that you will know exactly what to expect. We are upfront and transparent with every aspect of our representation.

Where are you services available?

While our main office is in Santa Barbara, we have satellite locations throughout California and we can accept your case anywhere within the State. We will come to you!