Q: I was arrested for a DUI in California on July 4th and DMV is still not showing my arrest/suspension.
On the morning of July 4th, I was pulled over and arrested for a DUI (BAC approx. 0.1, also took blood as well). I was released without a jail stay, but was still given a court date and an APS slip, and was told to contact the DMV regarding the details. I forewent a hearing and instead started making several preparations to obtain a restricted license. However, each time I have called the DMV’s mandatory actions DUI unit, they do not have an arrest or suspension on file. It is now 17 days removed from my arrest, with only 13 left on my APS suspension and even today the DMV is still not showing any information about the arrest. Should I be concerned? How do I get more information about the case and when can I expect it to be finally show up? Is there a possibility it was set aside? Any help would be appreciated.
A: First, you are not in suspension based on the arrest. Your DUI Suspension begins on the 31st day after the arrest so your legal to drive. It will show up when it goes into suspension. If you want an immediate restriction, and this is a first, get the IID installed, sign up for the alcohol education program, file the sr-22 for insurance purposes then go to the local dmv to request the restricted license. You’ll have to pay their fees too.
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A: you had 10 days to request a dmv hearing. did you do so?
if not, when you were arrested your license was taken and you were given a pink piece of paper. The paper gives you the right to drive for 30 days and then your license is suspended.
i would encourage you to make an appt with a DUI lawyer in your area.
each court is different.......some "deal" on cases with a .10.............however as you know .08 is Under the influence and many courts will not reduce a .10 to a wet or dry reckless.
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