Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous crimes committed while behind the wheel. You are not only endangering yourself but the others on the road with you as you drive drunk. While the states use many methods to deter drivers from drunk driving, one of these methods was to create admin per se laws. Admin per se laws further penalize drivers suspected of DUI, meaning they will face these penalties in addition to their criminal penalties.
You do not have to be convicted of DUI to be penalized by administrative per se penalties. In fact, in most states, you are given the privilege to drive with the understanding that you must submit to blood, breath or urine tests should you be suspected of drunk driving in Ventura. If you fail to consent to this test, the police officer can confiscate your driver's license and issue you notice of your license revocation.
From this point on, you have to work with the DMV to reinstate your license. The admin per se part of your DMV is completely separate from the criminal process. Due to their separation, many people who choose not to retain a skilled Ventura DUI attorney after their arrest end up missing their 10-day window they have to request a hearing to reinstate their license.
You need an attorney at your side during your DMV hearing because only a skilled lawyer, well-versed in the nuances of the California DUI laws can craft you a winning strategy. At Wilfert Law P.C., our legal team has unparalleled amounts of experience in this area. When you work with us, you get the experience of a former prosecutor and a former law enforcement officer on your side.
Arrested for DUI? We can help. Call today at 805.994.0560.