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What can I do if I have too many traffic tickets and the DMV wants to suspend my license?

Call me immediately because the Los Angeles DMV only gives you 10 days or 14 days, depending on the type of ticket, to request a hearing. If you do not request a hearing within the specified time frame, the DMV will usually automatically suspend your license without considering your defense. If you have a lot of traffic tickets, you will likely get a letter from the DMV stating that you have a right to a “negligent operator” hearing. Most moving violations result in your getting one point on your DMV record. Others violations such as reckless driving, DUI, etc., accumulate two points.

If you have four points in a 12 month period, 6 points in 24 months, or 8 points in 36 months, you will be considered a negligent driver and you may lose your privilege to operate a motor vehicle. The DMV is required to take into consideration the amount of driving the person does. I am very knowledgeable about defending clients who have traffic violations and are in danger of losing their license.

Criminal DUI Defense > Los Angeles & Pasadena

If you have been arrested for a DUI, your license will usually be suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in 30 days. You are only given 10 days from the day of the arrest or incident to contact the DMV to request a hearing. This is when having a good Los Angeles DUI defense attorney becomes crucial. At a DMV hearing, Los Angeles DUI defense attorney Ann Gottesman will argue all applicable defenses to the DUI charge and will employ the talent of a DUI blood and breath test expert to analyze the blood or breath alcohol results and testify at the DMV hearing and/or in Court. Ann leaves no stones unturned when it comes to searching for and uncovering a viable criminal DUI defense. Having a good DUI defense lawyer like Ann Gottesman thoroughly review and aggressively defend your DUI/DWI case is always in a driver's best interest.

Some people assume that if an alcohol blood or breath test shows a blood alcohol level of above the legal limit, they have no choice but to plead guilty because there is no way to defend against such charges. This is completely not true.

Many Los Angeles DUI cases have been won by a jury aquital or prosecution dismissal of the charges by showing the driver's blood alcohol content ("BAC") was rising at the time of the breath or blood test (often called the "rising blood alcohol level defense"), that the method or instrument used to calculate the alcohol level was inaccurate, faulty, or improperly maintained and calibrated, or that a detention, arrest or search was a violation of the person's constitutional rights, which would result in the suppression of the prosecution's evidence. There are numerous other technical and substantive defenses to a DUI or wet reckless charge that can be implemented to win your case, set aside the DMV suspension or reduce the charges.

Whether it be a felony drunk driving offense or misdemeanor DUI offense, it is always wise to have an experienced Los Angeles DUI defense attorney like Ann Gottesman standing by you at every stage of the legal and administrative process.

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