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In California, a person arrested for DUI faces two separate proceedings — one legal, one administrative. The first is the criminal process: arrest by the officer, charge, and court proceedings. The second is the administrative process: seizure of the license by the police, service of a notice of driver’s license suspension (and 30-day temporary license), and the right to demand a hearing to contest the suspension. A detailed discussion of the California DMV license suspension is located on this website.

This administrative hearing is held at a local Driver Safety Office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV Driver Safety Office locations can be found on the DMV website.

The driver’s license suspension is not for driving under the influence. Often called an “administrative per se suspension,” it is for driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08% or higher or for refusing to submit to a breath or blood alcohol test. Impairment or intoxication are not issues.

Learn more about how The Law Offices Of Taylor & Taylor can help you address all aspects of a DUI charge by filling out our online contact form or calling (562) 330-4173.

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The Results of Our Cases Speak for Themselves Providing Hard-Hitting Criminal Defense
  • Felony DUI w/ Injury

    Rancho Cucamonga - 18 months prison, loss of license.

    Reduced to Misdemeanor DUI (fine, no jail)
  • Drunk Driving w/ Drugs

    Glendale - 6 months jail, fine, license suspension.

    Charges Dismissed
  • DUI & Hit-And-Run (.30%)

    Vista - 1-year jail, fine, license suspension.

    DUI Dismissed, Plea to Hit-and-Run (Fine)
  • Drunk Driving

    Los Angeles - 6 months jail, fine, license suspension

    Reduced to Exhibition of Speed (fine)
  • 2nd Offense DUI At High Speed

    Ventura - 1-year jail, fine, loss of license.

    Charges Dismissed

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