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Suspended License? Your Guide to a DMV Hearing


The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is an agency that grants drivers their driver’s license so that they can operate their vehicles legally, it is also the agency that can take their license away by suspending or revoking it.

For example, if you receive a DUI your license is automatically suspended by the DMV. When your driving privileges are on the line, you are entitled to a DMV hearing. For most people, being able to drive is essential to their livelihood. Losing your driver’s license can make daily life difficult and can even cost you your job.

Depending on the offense, you usually have between 10-14 days from when you get notified of your suspension to request a DMV hearing, which you can do by telephone or by a written request. At Fight My Ticket we understand that losing your license can have devastating consequences, both mentally and financially. If you need help fighting for your license, give our experienced Los Angeles DMV attorneys a call. Fill out the form or call us at 1-800-655-7505.

Do You Need A DMV Hearing Lawyer?

One of the most common triggers for a license suspension is getting a DUI. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles and you want the opportunity to contest your license suspension, you have 10 days from your arrest to request a DMV hearing. After you request a hearing, you will get a date at one of DMV’s Drivers Safety Office locations. Having to defend yourself at a DMV hearing can be a stressful experience. Our DMV hearing attorneys understand how difficult it is to have your license suspended, and we work hard to alleviate your stress and ensure that you get the best possible outcome at your DMV hearing. 

The Types of DMV Hearings

There are different types of DMV hearings. The most common ones are the following:

Negligent Operator: this hearing, also known as a NOTS hearing, has the purpose of determining whether you are a negligent driver under the point count system and if action needs to be taken against your driving privileges.

Medical Operator: this hearing, also known as a “reexamination hearing” determines whether a person’s license should be revoked due to a medical condition that makes him/her an unsafe driver. These can be mental conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, or physical conditions like an issue with an individual’s vision, such as post-stroke.

Lack of Skill: a lack of skill hearing usually happens when a driver loses their license due to not being able to pass the written or driving test when renewing their license, or fails to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Administrative Per Se: This hearing, also known as an APS hearing, takes place after a person has been arrested for a DUI.

We Handle DMV Hearing Cases All Throughout Southern California

If you need help fighting a license suspension, give us a call. Trying to fight with the DMV on your own is a futile task, which is why we recommend getting an experienced Los Angeles DMV attorney who can help guide you through the process and take the load off your shoulders. We understand how vital your ability to drive is to your life and we will fight to get the best outcome in your case.

If you received a notice from the DMV warning you about a license suspension, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced DMV attorney right away. You have a limited time to request a hearing, so it’s important that you contact us as soon as possible. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable in DMV proceedings and understand how to approach these hearings in a way that will be most favorable to your case. We can help you fight for your license and keep your driving privileges intact. We understand how important a driver’s license is to you wellbeing. Fill out the form or call Fight my Ticket at 1-800-655-7505.

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