Fresno DMV Representation
The first step if you've been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, is to to contact an attorney who has experience handling cases at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Michael E. Mitchell is a veteran DMV lawyer who knows the Vehicle Code like the back of his hand. In addition, he routinely handles cases before the hearing officers at the Fresno DMV office and knows most of them on a first name basis.
Mr. Mitchell also handles cases at the DMV involving negligent operator suspensions for having an excessive "point count" based on too many tickets or accidents. For the best in DMV representation in the Central Valley, contact the Mitchell Law Group for a free consultation at (559) 222-2424.
Don't Lose Your Driver's License
Police and CHP procedure when you are cited for a DUI offense is to confiscate your license. At the same time they hand you a pink form with a bunch of gibberish on the front of it. That pink form serves as your temporary driver's license. It also notifies you that you have only 10 days to contact the DMV to set a hearing to contest the suspension. If you don't request a hearing within the 10 days you lose the right to have a hearing. Call Fresno DUI and DMV attorney Mike Mitchell for a free discussion regarding how he may be able to save your driver's license. You can reach his office at (559) 222-2424.
The DMV Process
If you've received a citation for Driving under the Influence you need to act right away to make sure you have a DMV hearing before the 10 day window closes. If you decide to have our office represent you, we will immediately obtain a DMV hearing for you and we will also obtain a stay of the suspension and a temporary driver's license
Depending on when your DMV hearing is set, usually within 30 days, you will continue to be able to drive with your temporary license pending the decision at the hearing. If we win the hearing your license will be reinstated free of charge by the DMV.
Often, clients say "well I was clearly over the limit, why should I bother with a DMV hearing?" I couldn't imagine a better question. Perhaps you are thinking something along the same lines. I know I would be if I didn't have the experience I do in this line of work. The crazy thing about the DMV is your blood alcohol limit is just one part of the equation. DMV is very procedural and if there are any violations of the procedures on the part of the officer, you become the beneficiary of the officer's mistakes and your license is reinstated.
At the Mitchell Law Group, Inc., we have successfully handled hundreds of DMV cases for clients residing inside and outside of the Central Valley. We've routinely handle DUI and DMV cases for clients residing out of state and even outside the country. If you've been arrested for a DUI in Fresno or the Central Valley and live outside the area, we can handle everything involved for you via email, fax and telephone.
If you are under the age of 21, refused the chemical test or you are a multiple offender, beware that you will be facing the harsh consequence of at least a one year suspension. For under 21 drivers we can help you petition for a critical need license to avoid a one-year suspension without driving privileges. In addition, as of 2009, if you are on DUI probation your blood alcohol limit is .01% and you also face a hefty one-year suspension.
The first priority is to get your DMV hearing scheduled and start fighting your case. Rest assured, we've got the experience and tenacity you need to test the DMV's evidence. We're here to help, give us a call as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation, our telephone number is (559) 222-2424.