Protect Your Driver’s License And Avoid A Suspension
In our community, the ability to drive is often critical for getting to work, going to school and taking care of one’s family. Driving allows you to go where you want when you want. The loss of a driver’s license severely limits that freedom.
At Casciola & Galambos, LLP, we represent clients threatened with the loss of their licenses and those whose licenses have been suspended because of any of the following:
- DUI arrest or conviction
- Refusal to submit to an alcohol breath test
- Multiple traffic violations (too many “points” on your license)
- Use of a fake driver’s license or ID
- Medical or age-related reasons
We have successfully represented clients in both individual and commercial driver’s license cases. Call 805-541-4135 for a free consultation. Our attorneys may be able to help you keep or regain your ability to drive.
License Revocation After A DUI Arrest
A DUI arrest triggers two different legal proceedings: a criminal case and an Administrative Per Se (APS) action with the California DMV. If you are arrested for DUI in San Luis Obispo County, you must call the California DMV Driver Safety Office located in Oxnard at (805) 988-3050 (option #3) to Request an APS Hearing. You must do this Within 10 Days of your arrest, otherwise the DMV will automatically suspend your driver’s license. If you do not request an administrative hearing within 10 days, you may lose your driving privilege for four months to three years.
Many people make the mistake of either failing to request a hearing or attempting to represent themselves in the hearing. If a request is not made in time, the result is always a license suspension. Those who attempt to represent themselves face an almost certain license suspension because of the complex and highly technical nature of this proceeding. They also lose the opportunity to strengthen their criminal case through the administrative hearing.
Casciola & Galambos, LLP, has had great success representing clients in DMV administrative hearings. We can represent you in the administrative hearing with the goal of avoiding a license suspension. If your license is suspended, our lawyers will explain how to obtain a restricted driver’s license.
Under 21 Years Of Age? Fight Your Case And Avoid Harsh Penalties.
In California, a person under the age of 21 who is convicted of any alcohol or drug offense faces a mandatory one-year license revocation. Whether or not the person was driving, charges that may trigger this negative consequence include the following:
- Minor in possession
- Drunk in public
- Possession of marijuana
Casciola & Galambos, LLP, is an established DUI and criminal defense firm that has successfully represented hundreds of clients under the age of 21. We will use the facts and the law in an effort to protect your ability to drive or help you to seek earlier reinstatement of your license than you thought possible.