About Investigations And Hearings
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has broad discretion to determine who can drive in California and under what circumstances. There are limits, though, as to when the DMV can deny a license or take action against one that has already been issued.
An investigation begins without any notice to the motorist and may escalate into an interview or re-examination. If DMV decides to take action against a license, endorsement or special certificate, the motorist has a right to a hearing to challenge that action.
A motorist should never submit to an interview, re-examination or hearing without speaking to a competent DMV attorney first. If DMV has ordered you to submit to an interview or re-examination or has already taken action against your license, endorsement or special certificate, contact us immediately to protect your rights.
Beat DMV, a division of the Law Office of Rodney Gould in Sherman Oaks, can answer your questions on aspects of your investigation, hearing or re-examination, including:
- Are there (or were there) grounds for your investigation?
- What can you expect at your DMV interview?
- How will the re-examination process go?
- What if you are not actually a California resident?
- What is a DMV discovery and what will it mean in your case?
- How can you prepare for your DMV hearing?
- Will it be necessary to subpoena witnesses or documents related to your DMV problems?
- How might a lawyer object to the DMV’s evidence against you?
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