Do I need to contact DMV upon DUI charge? 87 Answers as of June 14, 2013

Do I need to contact DMV upon DUI charge? What difference will it make if I do not contact them?

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Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
If you need specific legal advice for your particular circumstances, I encourage you to privately consult with a lawyer. If you are charged with an offense and cannot afford to pay for your own defense, the court may appoint you an attorney payable at the public's expense. You have a right to counsel. No, you usually don't need to notify them. They will be notified by the court if you plead guilty or are convicted. The police have probably already notified them. They will probably be contacting you about the issue.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/20/2012
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
You have probably resolved this question by now, but all the answers are on the pink form given to you by the police officer when you were arrested. You need to read such things.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/13/2012
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
You do not have to contact the DMV. The court will advise the DMV of the disposition of any charges.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/21/2012
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
I don't know why you would, but if you were advised to do so then by all means do so.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 6/7/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
No the courts and police do that.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/4/2012
    Glass Defense Firm
    Glass Defense Firm | Jason M. Glass
    No. DMV will send you a certified letter in the mail after they are notified by the arresting officer that you were charged with a DUI. They only time you need to contact them is if the address listed on your driver's license is not correct. You will need to correct that with them so you receive your suspension letter.
    Answer Applies to: West Virginia
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    LEATHERS LAW FIRM
    LEATHERS LAW FIRM | A. Wade Leathers, Sr.
    Usually the State DMV will be notified by either an administrative suspension of your driver's license by the arresting authority or if you are convicted, the arresting authority will notify them then. It is not up to you to notify them. However, if you were able to keep your license, they might have already been suspended. You need to check with DMV just to find out if DL is still valid. Don't have to inform them of your charge!
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    The DMV will receive contact from law enforcement or its agents. It is not your obligation to contact DMV. Test results will come to the DMV either directly from the police (breath test) or the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Laboratory (urine or blood). Any conviction material will be communicated to the DMV by the court.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Salladay Law Office | Lance Salladay
    No the police report on a DUI arrest is forwarded to the DMV by the police.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Germaine & Blaszka, P.A.
    Germaine & Blaszka, P.A. | Donald L. Blaszka, Jr.
    You do not specifically need to contact the DMV if you are arrested for DUI in NH. However, in order to contest the Administrative License Suspension that will be imposed for violation of NH's implied consent law, you will need to request a hearing at the Department of Safety Bureau of Hearings located at 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. You should contact an experienced DUI attorney in NH in order to schedule a consultation to explain the Administrative License Suspension process as well as the trial process regarding your DUI charge.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    You do not need to contact DPS, if you tested .08 or more they will contact you to inform you that your license is being revoked and what steps you need to take to either challenge the revocation or to apply to get your license reinstate.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Ronald G. Draper | Ronald G. Draper
    No. No difference, not re.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 6/14/2013
    Law Office of Christopher G Humphrey PC | Christopher G Humphrey
    If you wish to fight your DUI charge, you will still need to contact the DMV within 20 days to request a contested case hearing, or even if you are acquitted in the criminal case, you will loose your license to drive.
    Answer Applies to: Wyoming
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
    There is no DMV in Michigan. It is the Secretary of State. You would not need to contact the Secretary of State in Michigan. This would be done by the Court. There is no consequence of not contacting the Secretary of State in Michigan. I hope that this was helpful.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Alvin Lundgren | Alvin Lundgren
    You will need to contact DMV to restore your license.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Michael E. Jones, P.S. | Michael E. Jones
    DUI in Washington usually carries with it an automatic license suspensionfrom the DMV if you refused to take aDatamaster breath test at the station; or a revocation if the officer reported you took the breath test but blew a .o8 or higher. You can attempt to avoid the suspension by paying a hearing fee of $200 and requesting the hearing in writing within 20 days of you traffic stop. If an officer requested that you submit to breath testing or punched a hole in your license, I would suggest that you consult with a local DUI attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Brian K. Wanerman
    Law Office of Brian K. Wanerman | Brian K. Wanerman
    Don't contact the DMV. Contact an attorney and have him contact the DMV.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    You do not need to contact anyone after receiving a DUI charge unless it is an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    James M. Osak, P.C.
    James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
    Don't worry. DMV will know of your arrest and/or conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter | Jared C. Winter
    I'm assuming your wondering about contacting the DMV regarding your driver's license. The answer is that, although you are not legally required to contact them, it's usually a good idea. You can schedule an administrative hearing so they can decide whether suspension of your license is warranted or not. You can handle that hearing on your own, but you're much better off having a lawyer do it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Lykins Law | Gerald Lykins
    No, you do not need to contact the Secretary of State unless you have what is called an Implied Consent case.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Jared Altman
    Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
    No. You don't need to contact the DMV.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
    No.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/14/2013
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    When arrested for DUI, whether alcohol or drugs, then upon release from jail or booking the defendant is given documents that include a notice that you have only ten days to file a request with DMV for a hearing on an appeal of an automatic one year suspension of your license imposed by DMV. That is separate and runs consecutively with any suspension that may be imposed by the court. Contact DMV and do so, timely, then appear at your scheduled DMV appeal hearing and present any supporting evidence and testimony. If you don't know how to do these things effectively, then hire an attorney that does.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    The police will do all of the contacting, via paperwork. If you were issued a 1205, then the police will definitely be contacting DDs in Georgia. If you were issued a 1205 and did not request a hearingdate within 10 days, then your driver's license will be suspended. If it has been less than 10 days since you were stopped by police, contact an attorney immediately.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    If you receive a DUI violation citation you have ten days to contact the DMV to schedule a DMV hearing. If you do not have the hearing the DMV will decide what to do with your license based upon the information in the police report. The hearing is the only means you have to tell the DMV your side of the story. In most cases it will not matter.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Absolutely. If you don't, you will lose your license by default regardless of what happens in court. You can also obtain an extension on your temp license. Contact a DUI specialist so that it's done right.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Clinton Law Office | Michael Clinton
    You have to contact DMV if you want to have a hearing to avoid suspension of your license. There is also a fee involved in that process. Otherwise, if you blew greater than 0.8 or refused to submit a sample, your license will be administratively suspended. There are many variations on this matter and you should consult a DUI attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Michael R. Garber
    Law Office of Michael R. Garber | Michael R. Garber
    You have a right to a hearing to determine whether your license will be suspended. I always ask for the hearing and subpoena the arresting officer(s) for my clients. You were given a form to send in to request a hearing and to subpoena witnesses.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    No. They already know.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    LynchLaw
    LynchLaw | Michael Thomas Lynch
    No, you don't NEED to, but it would be necessary to avoid an immediate suspension of your driver license. When arrested a defendant is given a temporary license and informed of the opportunity to demand an administrative hearing regarding the status of their license. If a hearing is demanded then the temporary license will be extended out to the hearing date. If a hearing is not demanded then the temporary license will expire and the driving privilege will be suspended by DMV.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law | Mark Thiessen
    You have 15 days to try and save your license, but a good DWI attorney will do it for you.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Salberg Murdock
    Salberg Murdock | Jeffrey D. Salberg
    You have 10 days to contact the DMV and request a hearing. If you do nothing, the driver's licence division will suspend your license 30 days after the date you were ticketed. for 120 days if a first offense. You have the right to request the District Court review the matter if done within 30 days of the State's decision. The officer needs to be able to show he had probable cause to believe you were driving while impaired.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    No. If you are charged with a DWI, a notice of license revocation is issued, often by the police officer, who will notify the Department of Public Safety of the charge and revocation. You have thirty (30) days toi challenge that revocation by filing a Petition seeking Judicial review.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Larry K. Dunn & Associates | Larry K. Dunn
    If you submitted to an evidentiary breath test at the time of the arrest and the result exceeded .08 %, the police officer would have served you with a notice of revocation and a temporary driver's license (seven day permit). If you submitted to a blood test, the DMV will notify you at the address listed on your driver's license, that your license is revoked if the test exceeded .08 %.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Offices of Mark A. Berg
    Law Offices of Mark A. Berg | David G Cohen
    If you fail to demand a DMV hearing within ten days of the notice provided after arrest (the pink temporary license), you lose the right to contest the administrative suspension of your license. By demanding a hearing, you can also demand discovery and a stay of the suspension which will enable you or your attorney to evaluate the chances of success or failure in fighting the suspension. Often a skilled DUI attorney defeats the DMV based on flaws in the paperwork rather than on the merits, so I urge you to demand a hearing. There is one exception to this and that is if the hearing can expose you to greater suspension after they catch a basis for a longer suspension such as if you were on DUI probation at the time of arrest or it can be argued you refused to submit to a test. If either of these might apply, see a DUI specialist ASAP.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Vargas Law Office LLC | Ronnie Ismael Vargas
    If you do not contact the DMV then your dirver's license will be suspended indeterminently 30 days from the date of the offense. If you respond and request an administrative hearing you may still be able to save your license.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Joe Dane
    Law Office of Joe Dane | Joe Dane
    You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the DMV or they will automatically suspend your license for four months.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
    You will have to either request a hearing or opt for interlock, when MVA notifies you that it is going to suspend your license.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Michael Maltby, Attorney at Law
    Michael Maltby, Attorney at Law | Michael Maltby
    You don't have to contact DMV, but you should typically have received a document (Driver's Hearing Request) to send to DOL that would allow you to have an administrative hearing before they issue an order to suspend your driving privileges. This document must be mailed within 20 days of its receipt.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Harrison & Harrison
    Harrison & Harrison | Samuel Harrison
    Don't worry. They will get a copy of the citation through law enforcement channels.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
    DMV will contact you to advise you of your right to an administrative hearing to suspend your license. You have a right to this hearing and the request for a hearing will generally prevent the immediate suspension of your license until the results of the hearing.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    No. If you are found guilty the municipal court will advise the dmv of same.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Firm of Martin & Wallentine
    Law Firm of Martin & Wallentine | Jerry Lee Wallentine Jr.
    You must make a request for an administrative license if you were served a dc-27. Otherwise you will automatically lose your license. You should have a dui lawyer do it for you. I have seen too many clients not do it correctly on their own before they hired me.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
    The Georgia Department of Driver Services will be notified of your case. If your license is from another state, your state's issuing agency will be notified at the proper time.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C.
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C. | Michael Morgan
    DOL aka DMV will probably be notified of a pending DUI chargeyou will need to decide whether to pay the filing fee to contest a license revocation if the alleged facts of your DUI case trigger license revocation proceedings.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of James A Schoenberger
    Law Office of James A Schoenberger | James A Schoenberger
    They will contact you with a suspension notice and information on requesting a hearing.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    No, but they will be contacting you if you are convicted.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    The DMV will be notified and you should not contact them. You should retain a good criminal attorney to handle the case as there are severe consequences to a DWI conviction.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers
    Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers | Andrew D. Myers
    You have broken down your questions regarding the drunk driving arrest into many concerns. But, without factual context, which you should not post here or anywhere else, it is difficult to respond. You should have received a pink form with the words "Administrative License Suspension" in the title at the very top. Read both sides. This document explains your rights fairly clearly and in addition you need to retain an attorney right away to make sure that you file for a hearing with the DMV and ask the police the right questions to push your case forward.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    In Illinois, be assured that the DMV will be notified of your violation, by the clerk of the court, and possibly by the arresting law enforcement authority.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin | Harold L. Wallin
    No, they will contact you.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    The Short Law Group, P.C.
    The Short Law Group, P.C. | Shawn Kollie
    Under Oregon Law there are several reasons for a suspension from the DMV. The DMV will suspend a license for 90 days with a BAC test over .08, or 1 year for a refusal (can be up to 3 years with enhancement factors). This suspension can be contested through Oregon's Implied Consent Law through the DMV. The only way to receive this DMV Hearing is by requesting one within 10 days of the incident. Talk with a knowledgeable DUI Lawyer with the facts of your case, and how a DMV Hearing may help you.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    There are certain things that you may need to do, especially if you want to have any remote chance of having a license. Hire an attorney who regularly handles DUIs.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    No. They will know. In fact, they will be contacting you to schedule a DOL (Department Of Licensing) administrative hearing to determine whether your license should be suspended. On the issue of license suspension, it is not the court that suspends your license, but rather it is DOL.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Robert Valles and Associates P.C.
    Robert Valles and Associates P.C. | Robert Valles Jr.
    Yes you do need to do that.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Lance Daniel
    If you are served by the arresting officer with a "pink" colored DS-367, Notice of Hearing and Temporary Driver's License you have ten (10) calendar days, excluding weekends and official holidays, from the date of your arrest to request an APS Hearing regarding license suspension. These hearings are usually won due to legal technicality. An experienced DUI lawyer such as myself can guide you regarding whether or not scheduling an APS Hearing may be helpful in your case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    Not the charge. If convicted, they will know.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
    Frequently, a drivers license may be suspended or pending suspension, after an arrest or charge for DWI or DUI. Contacting DMV may clarify the status of your license.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    No.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 6/14/2013
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
    Not to worry. Law enforcement and the courts will be more than happy and quite efficient at notifying DMV of your problems. You should be immediately contacting a lawyer to see if you license can be saved!
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz | Joseph A. Katz
    Yes, you or your Attorney must contact the DMV within ten days of the arrest, or your temporary license will expire after thirty days.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Clos, Russell & Wirth, P.C. | Gary A. Russell
    There is no requirement for a licensed driver to contact or notify the Secretary of State upon being charged with OWI/DUI. If convicted of a moving violation, such as OWI/DUI, the court is required to notify the Secretary of State following the conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Mesiti Law | Benjamin Mesiti
    There is nothing in Rhode Island law requiring you to contact the DMV upon being charged with a DUI. The DMV will recieve any paperwork regarding license suspension or other penalties resulting from the DUI case from the respective Courts. It is your responsibility to follow up with the DMV and Operator Control to get your license reinstated and fulfill any other requirements, after the case is over.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Gregory Crain | Gregory Crain
    Contact DMV for a permit to drive while the DUI is pending.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Offices of Phil Hache
    Law Offices of Phil Hache | Phil Hache
    You or your attorney will need to contact the DMV within 10 days of arrest to request a DMV hearing to fight your drivers license suspension and get a new temporary license. I strongly recommend you have an attorney handle this (as well as the DMV hearing and Criminal case) to increase the likelihood of a favorable result.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Michael S. Edwards, Attorney at Law, PLLC | Mike Edwards
    Yes. You need to request a driver license hearing in writing within 10 days of your arrest, or your driver license will automatically be suspended. If you hire a good attorney to take care of this for you, he or she will take care of that aspect for you as well.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Richard Southard
    Law Office of Richard Southard | Richard C Southard
    You do not need to contact DMV regarding your DWI arrest. They will be ale rted of your arrest. You will have to attend a hearing where they will try to revoke your license if you refused to take a breathalyzer test. If you blew and your BAC was over .08% then your driving privileges will be suspended by the judge pending the prosecution. However, you can go to DMV after 30 days of your arrest and apply for a conditional driver's license.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    SPITAL AND ASSOCIATES
    SPITAL AND ASSOCIATES | SAMUEL SPITAL
    When you were stopped by law enforcement, you should have received a "pink" piece of paper that was a TEMPORARY LICENSE with a NOTICE informing you to make a request to DMV for a hearing. There are strict deadlines to doing so. These hearings can be informal, but it is one more opportunity to present a defense to the charges. This is different than the criminal case. However, most lawyers will include the representation at a DMV hearing in the cost for the DUI. If you appeal, there will be a longer intervening period of time for you to continue to drive.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of James J. Rosenberger | James Joseph Rosenberger
    You're not obligate to contact them but if you were stopped and cited for DUI you're entitled to an administraative hearing if you submitted to a breath/blood test. The request for a hearing is extremely time sensitive and failure to request a hearing may result in the automatic suspension/revocation of your driving privilege.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    If the officer took your license and gave you a "Notice of Revocation" then within 7 days you must request a hearing on the revocation of your license (read the Notice completely). If you do not ask for a hearing there is a 100% chance you will lose your license. If you request a hearing, possibly you could win and not lose your license. It is worth trying.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Fagan, Fagan & Davis
    Fagan, Fagan & Davis | Steven H. Fagan
    No. The Secretary of State is not directly involved in any proceedings regarding your DUI in Illinois. As your attorney will be able to tell you, the Court is the proper forum in this state for dealing with matters related to your suspension in nearly all DUI cases.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Rhoades & Miller, LLP
    Rhoades & Miller, LLP | M. Jason Rhoades
    If you were issued a Form 1205, your attorney absolutely needs to contact the DDS to ask that your license not be suspended without a hearing first. This has to be done within 10 days of the DUI arrest.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    Michigan does not have a DMV, the Secretary of State's office is resonsible for drivers licenses in this state. The Secretary of State will be notified by the police of your violation.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Pearson, Butler, & Carson, PLLC
    Pearson, Butler, & Carson, PLLC | Matthew R. Kober
    In Utah, you have 10 days after the citation to make a written, formal request for a DMV hearing to determine the outcome of your license. If you do not contact the DMV, you will lose the right to have that hearing forever and then if something happens in the case that might entitle you to get your license back, you could have waived your right to make that argument. There are instructions on how to make the request on your DUI citation.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Russell A. Warren
    Law Office of Russell A. Warren | Russell A. Warren
    No - they will be notifying you shortly.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Myles Hahn III Attorney at Law | Myles Hahn III
    You do not have to contact them. The police department or court will notify them.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Ellman and Ellman PC
    Ellman and Ellman PC | Kevin Ellmann
    Only if you have been issued a Notice of Revocation. If so, you have 7 days to request a Hearing and you definitely should do that as at a minimum, it allows you to continue driving pending the Hearing.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Connell-Savela
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    If you have been given a notice of revocation by DMV, then you should contact DMV within 7 days of the notice to request a hearing. This is the process to avoid losing your license. a qualified DUI attorney can help. If you have been served with a Notice of Revocation, then you have 7 days to request a hearing. Please do that immediately by going to your local DMV office, tell them you got a DUI and you want to request a hearing. They will give you a form. Do not contact the officer. We can do that later if we choose to, but most often it means you will lose. The receipt DMV gives you allows you to drive until the day of the hearing. Representation begins when client pays attorney an agreed upon retainer and returns a signed fee agreement
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    Yes. Within 10 days of arrest.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo | Matthew Murillo
    Yes! But not upon charge. Upon arrest. There is a difference. You have 10 days to contact dmv after arrest. If you don't, and your BAC is above a .08, your license WILL be suspended regardless of what happens in court. Even if you don't think your BAC is above .08, it doesn't hurtful to request the hearing. If you wait until you go to court you will be severely limiting your attorney from doing a proper investigation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Law Offices of Aaron T. Hicks
    Law Offices of Aaron T. Hicks | Aaron Hicks
    Yes. In California, either you or your lawyer need to contact the DMV within 10 days of the date that you were arrested and request a hearing. If you miss the 10 day mark, your license will go into suspension automatically 30 days after the arrest date.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Healan Law Offices
    Healan Law Offices | William D. Healan, III
    If you either refused blood, breath, or urine testing or submitted to testing and tested above the legal limit, then you might need to send a letter appealing the adminsitrative suspension of your license.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/22/2012
    Benjamin D Gordon, Attorney at Law
    Benjamin D Gordon, Attorney at Law | Benjamin D Gordon
    If you are charged with DUI, the Driver License Division will automatically suspend your drivers license for 120 days, beginning on the 30th day after the arrest. If you request a hearing within 10 days of the arrest, you have a chance to fight this automatic suspension. This process is totally separate from the court case, and the outcome of the DLD hearing has no impact on the court case. I always encourage my clients to request these hearings.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 5/22/2012
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