California DMV Driver License Suspension for Marijuana Use

Why is the California DMV Concerned About Marijuana Use?  The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the “All Powerful” government agency entrusted with the authority to grant driver licenses to those people who qualify.  What many Californians don’t realize is that the DMV is equally empowered to strip a [...]

DMV Victory at a “Refusal” Hearing in San Bernardino

Case History: California Drivers Advocates was engaged to represent a client whose driver license was in jeopardy of suspended or revoked following a DUI arrest by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Our 67 year old client was just leaving an establishment when he [...]

DMV Victory at an APS Hearing in the San Jose Driver Safety Office

Case History: California Drivers Advocates was engaged to assist a client whose driver license was in jeopardy of being suspended following a DUI arrest in Santa Cruz County. The 48 year old client was stopped by a Santa Cruz Deputy Sheriff for driving at night with his high-beam headlights illuminated [...]

The Use of Field Sobriety Tests at a DMV Administrative Per Se Hearing?

Whenever a driver is arrested for DUI in the State of California, they face two entirely separate battles. The accused driver must face criminal prosecution before the local Superior Court and they also must fight an administrative battle with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). At an Administrative Per [...]

DUI/Sobriety Checkpoints

Are DUI/Sobriety Checkpoints Legal? Prior to 1990, DUI/Sobriety Checkpoints were mostly unheard of. Police agencies have been stopping and arresting drivers at “roadblocks” for years but establishing “checkpoints” that are specifically aimed at arresting drunk drivers is a relatively new concept. Prior to 1990, it [...]