Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What Should I Be Doing Prior To My DMV Hearing?

In any DUI case a DMV hearing will be scheduled to challenge the suspension of your drivers license.  In the days leading up to the hearing these are the things you should know:

1.  Your drivers license will remain valid pending an outcome at the hearing.  You may receive a new temporary license but do not panic if that does not come right away.  If a hearing date is set you will get a stay of the suspension therefore nothing will happen to your license pending a decision. If you are stopped by the police they will see your license is valid in the computer.

2.  You may want to go to the DMV and get a photo ID unless you have a passport or other government identification.

3.  Be sure to contact any potential witnesses, including anyone that was with you the night you were arrested, let them know they may be needed to testify at the hearing and to keep that date and time open just in case.

4.  You will be notified whether you will need to appear in person or by phone.  This decision will be made once the discovery has been recieved from the DMV.  For more information read the the article: what happens at a DMV hearing.