Hearsay Evidence at DMV Hearings

Hearsay is Admissable at DMVOne of the most maddening aspects of a DMV hearing from a trial lawyer’s point of view is the relaxed hearsay rules that apply. In short, hearsay evidence that would never be allowed in a criminal trial is just fine at DMV.What is...

Winning the DMV Writ Without a Fight

Okay, so it’s not really without a fight; it would have been more precise to say without having to fight all the way. Let me explain.When I go to court to seek a writ, I carry a very big stick. That stick is the one weapon DMV hates most of all: the brutal club...

Do You Even NEED a Writ?

Preliminary ChecklistBefore you go to the trouble and expense of pursuing a writ, ask yourself if there is an easier way to get what you want. One thing you want, of course, is to be able to drive again after a DMV suspension. Believe it or not, there are several...

Do You Even NEED a Writ?

Preliminary ChecklistBefore you go to the trouble and expense of pursuing a writ, ask yourself if there is an easier way to get what you want. One thing you want, of course, is to be able to drive again after a DMV suspension. Believe it or not, there are several...

Be On the Lookout Orders

Be On The Lookout Order #1WANTED: BLOOD TEST CASES BASED ON TEST REPORT ALONEDo you or (for attorneys) your clients have a case where the DMV relied or intends to rely on a blood test alone to prove BAC?If so, check to see what title appears after the name of the...

Be On the Lookout Orders

Be On The Lookout Order #1WANTED: BLOOD TEST CASES BASED ON TEST REPORT ALONEDo you or (for attorneys) your clients have a case where the DMV relied or intends to rely on a blood test alone to prove BAC?If so, check to see what title appears after the name of the...

Essential DMV Hearing Objections

Issues Not Raised at the DMV Hearing Are WaivedOne of the most frustrating aspects of my practice is seeing an issue that I know will win a DMV writ, only to find that the attorney or motorist handling the hearing failed to state the right objection or raise the issue...

Essential DMV Hearing Objections

Issues Not Raised at the DMV Hearing Are WaivedOne of the most frustrating aspects of my practice is seeing an issue that I know will win a DMV writ, only to find that the attorney or motorist handling the hearing failed to state the right objection or raise the issue...