Riverside, CA asked in DUI / DWI for California

Q: recently got a dui marijuana, I was given my license back after the arrest, do I need to schedule a dmv hearing?

an attorney I spoke to said I do not need to because they gave me back my license and I would like to know if that is true. they did not give me a pink slip that says my license would be suspended, so I'm assuming that is true. please let me know.

thank you all, your answers have been helpful. a little more about it, they arrested me and held me for 8/9 hrs, gave me all my belongs and arrest information with a court date slip. any new answers would be great!

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Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook
Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Nope! Prescription or illicit drug DUI arrests don’t automatically trigger suspensions. You only lose your license if you are actually convicted of the DUI or they attempt to take it in another way.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED.

SINCE THEY DIDN'T TAKE YOUR LICENSE AND GIVE YOU A PINK SUSPENSION SLIP YOU ARE OK..........FOR NOW.

HOWEVER, YOU CAN STILL BE PROSECUTED, AND IF CONVICTED HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SAME AGGRAVATION WITH DUI PENALTIES.

I WOULD CONSULT WITH ANOTHER LAWYER TO BE SURE THERE IS NO DUI FILING IN THE FUTURE.

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Confused? DUI conviction or arrest? If simply an arrest, then no worries unless you are convicted under any section of Vehicle Code 23152, then you have a problem at the DMV.

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Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Carmel by the Sea, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: No. DMV APS hearings are only for alcohol.

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