DUI Law | DMV Hearings



Once you have been stopped for a DUI, the arresting officer will generally confiscate your driver's license and provide you with a pink slip in exchange. The pink slip acts as your temporary driver's license for 30 days. As indicated on the pink slip, you now have 10 days to request a DMV hearing, otherwise your driver's license will be automatically suspended after the pink slip expires. 

The DMV hearing is separate from your court hearing and provides you with an opportunity to contest the suspension of your driver's license. Generally the issues discussed pertain to your driving privilege and the circumstances surrounding the arrest, such as whether you were lawfully arrested, etc.

A DMV hearing is not mandatory however highly advised. It is not a guarantee that you will avoid the suspension of your driver's license, but it does provide you with an opportunity to contest the automatic suspension of your license after the pink slip expires.

The Law Offices of Lucy Zheng can schedule a DMV hearing and represent you, provided that you contact our office within 10 days of your arrest. Even if your 10 day window has passed, our office can arrange a restricted license so that you can still drive to and from approved locations such as work or school.