Top Kern County DMV Hearing Attorney

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Have you received a notice from the DMV that
they are suspending your drivers license?  If so
Matt can help.

The California DMV has invented dozens of ways to
suspend a person's privilege to drive.  Among the
most common are those related to the improper use
Administrative Per Se suspension hearings, also
referred to as "APS" DMV hearings which arise out
of a DUI arrest.  A
DMV Hearing Attorney is
essential to prevail in these proceedings.   These
hearings are conducted at Driver Safety offices
located throughout the state.  In Los Angeles County
the hearing locations are as follows:  El Segundo,
Van Nuys, Downtown Los Angeles, Commerce and
Inglewood. In Kern County the DMV hearings are
held in Bakersfield, and in San Luis Obispo County
the driver safety offices are in Oxnard, and
downtown San Luis Obispo.

The DMV Hearings are very informal and do not
involve an actual independent Judge, rather they are
presided over by a DMV employee known as a
hearing officer.  Although these officers are not
lawyers they do have training in the proper
procedures and relevant law that dictates how
evidence is presented and what standard of proof is
necessary to sustain a suspension of an individual's
drivers license.  The "dual role" of the hearing
officer as both an impartial judge of the facts and as
a prosecutor for the department has created the
appearance of a conflict of interest, but the Courts
have held this is acceptable, much to the dislike of
most attorneys that practice regularly in the area.

In addition to APS hearings, some examples of other
types of DMV Hearings include: Negligent Operator
Hearings that involve cases where a driver has too
many points on their driving record due to
tickets ; Fraud Hearings involving the misuse of a
drivers license to purchase alcohol by those
underage; and Medical and Skill Hearings that
involve the issue of a person's ability to drive due to
age improper use of drugs and various medical
conditions.  These DMV hearings can very often be
beyond the scope of the average person to handle
and therefore the services of a skilled
Kern County
Lawyer familiar with the rules and procedures can
level the playing field and increase a persons
chances of prevailing and saving their license.  

The most important thing to know about DMV
Hearings is that there is a time deadline to request a
hearing, if that deadline expires you may not have a
right to challenge the suspension at all.

Surprisingly, there is no presumption of innocence in
a drivers license suspension hearing in California.  In
fact, there is a presumption under statute that the
paperwork submitted by the police officer is correct
and reliable and true.  However, there is a litany of
defenses available, most very complex, that can be
raised to help level the playing field for those facing
a license suspension for a DUI or racking up too
many points due to speeding tickets.

Contact Top Kern County DMV Hearing Attorney
Matthew Ruff to get information about ways to keep
your drivers license if you were issued a ticket in
Lamont California, Bakersfield, Mojave, or Shafter.  

Matt has a 95 Percent success rate on Negligent
Operator Suspensions for too many points.  He has
saved countless commercial drivers licenses and can
help you as well.
Matthew Ruff, Attorney at Law  Call 661-243-1084
Superb Rated Attorney
Kern County DMV Hearing Attorney