DMV Hearings in Bakersfield
Protecting Drivers’ Rights in Kern County
If you face DUI charges and have a DMV hearing in Bakersfield, you need legal help fast. Having a professional DUI attorney from Koenig Law Office in your corner provides you with years of experience and the education needed to fight for your rights. Our representation could be the difference between a conviction and reduced charges. Call our firm today to schedule your free consultation.
Avoid California License Suspension
At a DMV hearing in Bakersfield, the future of your license will be determined at a DMV office — not at a criminal court. The issue at the hearing is whether your driver’s license will be suspended after being arrested for DUI in or around Bakersfield, California. After an arrest, you will be issued a temporary license for 30 days and you must request a hearing within 10 days. Otherwise, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended once your temporary license expires.
How to Win at a DMV Hearing in Bakersfield
Just because you were arrested for DUI does not mean you were guilty, or that the arresting officer acted within the law. There are many issues that the hearing officer must consider.
These include questions such as:
- Did the arresting officer have probable cause to believe you were driving under the influence?
- Did they have a lawful cause to arrest you?
- Were you driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater (more than the legal state limit)?
- Was there a search warrant?
- If you allegedly refused to submit to the breath or blood DUI test, were you told that your driving privileges would be suspended for one year or revoked for up to three?
- Did you willfully refuse to submit to the sample?
After these issues are considered, the DMV hearing officer will either suspend your driver’s license or reverse the suspension.
Other Defense Strategies for DUI
One of the most common defense strategies for DUI is that you weren’t driving. Maybe you were sleeping it off in your car. If you were arrested for DUI and didn’t drive or had no intent to drive, being arrested for DUI is unlawful.
Perhaps you were arrested at an illegal DUI or driver’s license checkpoint. Even if you were driving under the influence, if the arrest checkpoint didn’t follow legal requirements, you could win at your DMV hearing in Bakersfield.
Other possible defenses include:
- No probable cause to detain you for DUI
- No 15-minute observation period
- Equipment malfunction
Schedule a Professional Legal Consultation Today
When you face a DMV hearing because of a DUI arrest in Bakersfield, our DUI attorney team at Koenig Law Office can help. To learn more about our legal services and how to beat your DMV hearing in Bakersfield and maintain your license, call our California law office today.
We will give you an accurate appraisal of your situation.
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When it comes to your freedom and future, it's important that you put your case in the right hands. Bo Koenig has a reputation of going above and beyond for his clients to achieve the best possible result, and he is committed to do the same for you.