Can I contact the DMV after being pulled over on suspicion of DUI? 18 Answers as of August 31, 2015

If I contact the DMV (within 10 days of being pulled over this weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence) will it be an admission of guilt?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You need an attorney, because you have absolutely no clue.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/22/2015
S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
Contacting the DMV would not be an admission of guilt.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 4/21/2015
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
Why do you want to contact them? And contacting them is never an admission nor adds to a suspicion of guilt if there is some issue you need to check into with regard to your license.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 4/21/2015
MatthewR. Schutz, Esq | Matthew R. Schutz
To questions about the potential consequences? No.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 4/21/2015
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
You can contact the DMV without worry that doing so is an admission of guilt.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 4/21/2015
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    No it is not an admission of guilt. You need to request a hearing or else you will lose your license by default.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Grantland, Blodgett, Shaw & Abel
    Grantland, Blodgett, Shaw & Abel | Gregory M. Abel
    you should request a DMV hearing. It is not an admission of guilt. The DMV hearing is regarding the license suspension for the breath test at .08 or above or a test refusal. Prevailing at the DMV hearing will have no direct effect on the criminal case. Your statements can be used against you but you do not have to testify at the hearing. You should consult with a DUII lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Ty Wilson Law | Ty Wilson
    No, an admission of guilt is just that. If you were arrested for DUI, you have two matters to deal with, 1) The Georgia Department of Driver Services (if the officer took your license), you may need to file for an appeal with the Georgia Department of Driver services, if they did not take your license this may not apply, speak with a local attorney to determine what would be in your best interest; 2) Criminal charges related to a DUI charge which will be held in criminal court. If you admit guilt in front of a Judge you will be guilty.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    That would be a no.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/31/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    I certainly think that they will be contacting you, and that it would be unwise for you to contact them except after receiving counsel from the attorney of your choice. It is possible that you might make admissions which would be against your interest and the authorities will certainly use that to their advantage.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    No. It will be what you're supposed to do to fight your case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    The criminal charges and license consequences are separate. You should contact an attorney asap and discuss your questions.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Law Office of Russell A. Warren
    Law Office of Russell A. Warren | Russell A. Warren
    You are always free to contact the DOR/DMV to inquire about the status of your license. Contacting them is not an admission of guilt.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Natty Shafer Law
    Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
    No. You must contact the Driver's License Division within 10 days of being cited for DUI or you will AUTOMATICALLY have your driver's license suspended. You should hire a lawyer to help you since you seem to be unsure of the law.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    Not unless you admit guilt. It sounds like you just want to ask them a question. Carefully control what you say. Remember that if you want to avoid the automatic suspension that (in Wisconsin) goes with a prohibited Blood Alcohol content, you must write the Motor Vehicle people within ten days to request a review. Otherwise your license is automatically suspended for 6 months, starting 30 days after the issuance of the citation. Hiring a lawyer can help a lot. Good Luck.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Law Offices of Stephanie Lee Ehrbright, Esq.
    Law Offices of Stephanie Lee Ehrbright, Esq. | Stephanie Lee Ehrbright
    It will not be an admission of guilt if you contact the MVD after being pulled over for a suspected DUI. In fact, the officer should have given you a pink or yellow paper called an Admin Per Se. On the back of that is a form you need to fill out and send in to the MVD within 14 days or usually your license will automatically be suspended. Contact a qualified attorney to get further information. Please be aware that typically Public Defenders assigned in DUI cases do not handle the MVD aspect of the case.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 4/21/2015
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC | Martina A. Vigil
    No. You just need to call and schedule an APS hearing or your license will automatically be suspended.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/31/2015
    Jefferson and Biggs | Matthew Jefferson
    No if you intend to request a hearing date you must do so within 10 business days. I also strongly suggest you retain an attorney to help with both the DMV hearing and the pending criminal charges.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 4/21/2015
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