Sacramento DUI Lawyer


If you are convicted of a single DUI, the court will suspend your driving privilege for 6 months and require to you to complete a DUI program prior to your license being reinstated. You need to contact an experienced Sacramento DUI lawyer to protect your rights.

The arresting police officer is required to forward a copy of the completed notice of suspensions or revocation form and any driver license taken into possession, with a sworn report to the DMV. The DMV will then conduct an administrative review and if the suspension or revocation is upheld during this time, you may request a hearing to contest the suspensions or revocation. You have the right to request a hearing from the DMV within 10 days of receipt of the suspension or revocation order. If the review shows there is no basis for the suspension or revocation, the action will be set aside and you will be notified.

If you lost your DMV hearing, you have to wait at least 30 days until you file for a restricted license. If you won, you may apply immediately. In order to receive a restricted license, you must provide proof of enrollment in a licenses California DUI program and pay a $125 reissue fee as well as proof of financial responsibility. Keep in mind if at the time of the arrest, you refused to take a chemical test (either blood or breath), you do not qualify for a restricted license. If you fail to attend the program, your license will be revoked and your suspensions will be reinstated. Worse, if you are caught driving when privileges are revoked, you can face penalties of county jail and fines.

In order to reinstate your cancelled driver’s license you will need to provide a Form 44, Social Security number, thumbprint and photo to the DMV and pay the nonrefundable fee of $31. Keep in mind, you are not allowed to get your license reinstated if it was a felony of assault or a deadly weapon was included. In this case, you should contact a Sacramento DUI lawyer immediately for help. Know you that DMV suspension or revocation is an immediately administrative action taken against your driving privilege only. Any other sanctions are independent of any court-imposed sentences. Make sure to contact a Sacramento DUI lawyer for help regarding your specific case.


The Law Offices of Alin Cintean offers comprehensive criminal defense from the beginning of your case through the final appeal. Let our defense attorney in Sacramento defend your rights. Contact us online or by telephone at (916) 441-3500 to arrange a personal consultation with Alin Cintean today.

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Sacramento, CA 95814 US
Phone: (916) 441-3500

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