Keeping Your License After a DUI in California


Warning: You must request a DMV hearing within 10 calendar days (holidays included) of your arrest date.

After a DUI arrest, you only have 10 days to act!

You have nothing to lose by requesting and having a DMV hearing held on your behalf. If you did not request a DMV hearing in a timely fashion, you may have to install a breathing device, an ignition interlock device (IID) to get your license back. If you request a DMV hearing timely and you lose, your penalties would be the same as if you did not request the hearing. So, by requesting a DMV hearing you are requiring the DMV to show (prove) that they have the evidence to suspend your license.  If the DMV hearing is won, it may avoid the IID requirement.

You only have something to gain - KEEPING your license and avoiding having to install an IID - Ignition Interlock Requirement.

Once a hearing is requested the DMV is required to schedule that hearing with you.

The hearing date is usually set 4-8 weeks after the date of arrest. Once the hearing date is set, the DMV will send "discovery" or all the reports they are going to use to try to take your license away from you. This is where having a lawyer is imperative. DUI specialists know the defenses to use to win your DMV hearing.

What sets Morell Law Office apart from other DUI Law Offices?

With over 25 years experience, Amy Morell has won many DMV hearings based on a variety of defenses. She has defended more than a thousand DMV hearings. At your meeting she will go over the defenses that apply to your case.

She has won DMV hearings saving her clients' licenses from being suspended and their insurance rates increasing. She knows the DMV Hearing Officers and what it takes to win your DMV Hearing.

Proven Track Record

Proven track record of successfully helping people charged with DUI.