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Riverside County DMV 10 Day Rule

Riverside DMV 10 Day RuleIf a law enforcement officer arrests you for a DUI in Riverside County, California, you will be given a notice of driver’s license suspension. Within 10 calendar days of your DUI arrest, you must contact the Riverside County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and schedule an Administrative hearing or they will automatically take action against you and suspend or revoke your driving privileges after 30 days.

You can either write to or call one of the department’s Driver Safety Branch Offices to request your Riverside DMV DUI hearing. When you call or write your request for a driver's safety administrative hearing you will need to provide your full name, your driver’s license number, and your birth date. You will also need to confirm your correct mailing address. This should be the same address that the DMV has on record for your driver’s license. Remember; not providing the DMV with a correct and current address is also unlawful.

In preparation of your DMV administrative hearing, you will need to inform the DMV immediately about any witnesses you might have that will require a sign or language interpreter or who may require any special accessible accommodations during the DMV DUI hearing proceedings.

The actual hearing can be held in person at a Driver Safety Branch Office, or over the phone. For arrests in Riverside County, your DUI DMV hearing will most likely take place at the San Bernardino County Driver Safety Office. Either way, the entire proceeding will be recorded. As with any legal hearing, you have the right to be represented by a Riverside County DUI lawyer to defend your case, at your own expense. Usually, a Public Defender is not in a position to assist you during a DMV DUI hearing proceedings can be conducted either in person at a Driver Safety Branch office or by telephone.

By law, you or your defense attorney maintain the right to cross examine any department witnesses and to review any and all evidence the department may have against you during the administrative hearing. You can also present any witnesses, evidence and testimony in your defense. After all evidence and testimony has been reviewed, the Driver Safety Hearing Officer will make a decision to either uphold (sustain), modify, or rescind (set aside) the DMV action against your driver’s license.

Even though you are not required to have a Riverside attorney represent you during the DMV hearing, statistically, people who do retain a Riverside County DUI attorney to accommodate them during the hearing hold a much higher chance of winning their case and stopping the DMV action to suspend or revoke their license.

More Information:

What to Ask a DUI Attorney
The DUI Process
Riverside County Criminal Courts
Riverside County DMV

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