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DUI DMV 10 Day Requirement

10-Day Rule for DUI Charges in La Mesa

DUI Attorney for DMV Hearings & Court Proceedings

Once you are charged with DUI, you only have 10 days to inform the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that you are seeking a stay and hearing. If you do not contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest, the temporary license that you were given at the time of your arrest will expire at the end of 30 days and your license will be suspended. It is important to note that the 10 days include weekends and non-business days.

When you call the DMV to request a hearing, you will be asked if you plan on hiring an attorney. If you do plan on hiring an attorney, the DMV will then give you five days to have your attorney reach out to them to schedule a DMV hearing. This is where I can help you.

As your La Mesa DUI defense lawyer, I can:

  • Counsel you on your rights and options;
  • Schedule your DMV hearing;
  • Carefully prepare you for your hearing;
  • Represent you at your hearing; and
  • Handle every aspect of your criminal DUI case as well.

Requesting Your DMV Hearing

When you call the DMV to request a stay and hearing, you will need to have several documents ready. If you request a stay, you will be able to drive at least for two more months. If you request a hearing, you will have the opportunity to prevent the suspension of your license. Whichever you request, make sure to write down the name of the DMV employee that helped you, in addition to the date and time that you called. Information that you will need, and which should be found on the ticket, include your driver's license number, date of arrest, place of arrest, the arresting officer's name and ID number, and the type of test that you took.

With my legal experience and my commitment to my clients, I am here to offer my services as a La Mesa DMV hearing attorney to protect your license. I am also here to counsel you and to represent your interests in criminal court proceedings related to your DUI arrest. I serve drivers across La Mesa, El Cajon, Lemon Grove, and the surrounding San Diego areas.

If you need help requesting a stay or hearing with the DMV, please contact me at (619) 304-8499.

Case Results

Take a look at my victories!
  • No Custody Client swerved and hit a parked car. Her blood alcohol content was a.30, over 3 times the legal limit.
  • Custody Granted My client has lived out of state for many years and the father was not allowing her to see her 2 children. After much negotiation we reached a very favorable written agreement an hour before our court hearing, and the Judge made it an order. Mom will now have her kids at her home for 4 weeks in the summer, every other holiday and get to talk with them privately as much as they want to talk. She will get to spend Christmas with her children in her home for the first time in 10 years!
  • No Death Penalty Our client and a co-defendant were accused of murdering 2 elderly people by beating them to death with metal rods. We pled our client not guilty by reason of insanity. He had been in and out of mental hospitals from the time he was 15 years old. The co-defendant was sentenced to the death penalty but we were able to negotiate with the Deputy District Attorney during trial and our client received life without parole instead of the death penalty.
  • Charges Reduced Client was having an affair and got pregnant. In a heightened sense of distress, my client decided it would be best for her and her 4 year old daughter to pass. She gave her liquid drain cleaner thinking she would die peacefully. She was going to then kill herself. Instead, her daughter started choking and coughing. My client snapped out of her emotional state and called for help. My client faced many years in prison. We negotiated with the Deputy District Attorney and she received a few years in prison.
  • No Custody Client got arrested for the first DUI, we resolved it and shortly after he got a second DUI. Residential program instead of custody, and volunteer work instead of public work service.
  • Appeal Our client was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of a young mom and her 4 year old daughter. After reviewing thousands of pages from the trial, interviewing witnesses and family members, we found some issues that had not been previously litigated and were able to get these issues sent to State Court.
  • Dismissed Client was charged with a battery against her husband. He called the police after she threw something and it hit him during a late night argument. She was sentenced to 3 years of informal probation. After 18 months we petitioned the Court to have her probation terminated our request was granted, her probation was terminated early and her case was dismissed.
  • No Actual Custody It was about 4 p.m. and my client had a fight with his wife. He decided to drink 1/2 pint of Vodka and hit the car in front of him and got arrested. He had a .12 blood alcohol content. This arrest was 2 years after a previous DUI conviction. So, he was still on probation. He could have done 90 days to 1 year in custody on this new DUI because of his probation violation. However, he received no actual custody: 96 hours of jail satisfied by CPAC-house arrest, 1 day of Public Service instead of 5, Fines at $50 per month and a no ignition interlock device ordered.
  • No Charges Filed My client slapped her husband after he pushed her and was “handsy” with her. He called the police and she got arrested for battery. He made various statements that were inconsistent and therefore no charges were filed.
  • No Custody Officer smelled alcohol, said she had slurred speech, red eyes and other symptoms of being under the influence. She had a blood alcohol content of .11 and did not pass the Field Sobriety Tests given by the officer. She had a DUI with 2 DUI priors. Her result was no custody, credit for time served when arrested, no public service and instead did volunteer work, fines at $35 per month, no ignition interlock device ordered and a fine reduction of $575 by client agreeing to do a program.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • She genuinely cares about me, and my case.

    “First off I would like to say Andrea is amazing. I live out of state, and she is willing to face-time call, text. She is very thorough in everything she does, she also helps me understand. She genuinely cares about me, and my case. I have never felt more comfortable working with someone than her. I honestly couldn’t have found anyone better. Thank you Andrea.”

    Brandy

  • Very helpful & very nice

    “The attorney was very helpful & very nice”

    Sam

  • You did a fantastic job!

    “I feel like you did a fantastic job!! You were always polite, had a game plan and achieved a favorable outcome. If you're concerned about my expectations, don't be. I am happy with all your work. I know nothing in this system of things called a world comes easy. Mucho Gracias to you and Anastasia!! Don't forget, I have your card and know where to find you! Amen.”

    Cliff

  • It was a comforting knowing she was in my corner.

    “Andrea is a very patient and understanding lawyer and ensured I received a positive outcome. Her attention to detail and professional manner lead to a surprisingly, amicable solution in a potentially costly, contentious case. It was a comforting knowing she was in my corner and greatly reduced my stress going into the case. Thanks Andrea!”

    Carl

  • Andrea was extremele helpful and did an excellent job!

    “I had an uncontentious divorce so thought I could do the paperwork myself, not the case. Andrea was willing to work with us in a way that worked well for both of us. She and her amazing assistant had to undo and redo much of what I thought I did right. They got our paperwork through the court system and took all the stress off of me. Andrea was kind, attentive, transparent, of high integrity and extremely effective. I would highly recommend her!”

    Barbara L.