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California DUI & DMV Issues

CA DUI Drivers License Suspension FAQ’s

Dealing with DUI charges is stressful and many people have questions regarding what will happen to their driver license and their driving privileges. View these Frequently Asked Questions and answers about DUI’s in Los Angeles.

If you have specific questions about your DUI incident, contact Los Angeles DUI attorneys Artz & Sturm Law Group.

What happens to your driver’s license when you get a DUI?

A California Highway Patrol or police officer is required by law to take from an arrest his license and to promptly forward a copy of the completed Notice of Suspension or Revocation form (DMV Form DS 367), along with a sworn report and the confiscated driver’s license to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

You have the right to request a hearing from the DMV within 10 days of receipt of the suspension (or revocation) order. A hearing will be scheduled by the DMV in person or by telephone. At the hearing, an experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney will challenge the evidence giving rise to the driver’s license suspension. Artz and Sturm have developed a creative strategy to keep clients driving.

The officer gave me an Order of Suspension and Temporary License. What is that?

The Order of Suspension or Revocation is a (pink) temporary driver’s license that allows you to drive for thirty (30) days from the date on which it was issued, provided you had a valid California driver’s license and your license is not expired, and your driving privilege not suspended or revoked for any other reason.

The officer confiscated my driver license. How can I get it back?

Your California driver’s license will be returned to you at the end of the suspension or revocation provided you pay a $125 reissue fee to the DMV and also file proof of financial responsibility.

Assuming your insurance company continues to insure you, you can expect to pay increased costs (around $2,000 per year) for your auto insurance. DUI Attorneys Artz and Sturm have developed a unique relationship with an insurance company which specializes in filing proof of insurance. This insurance company will minimize the insurance premium expense resulting from a DUI arrest and/or license suspension. Many times this specialized insurance company can actually save the client money compared to previous premium expense.

Call to speak with the best DUI lawyers in Los Angeles, Artz & Sturm Law Group today to discuss your case.