DMV Administrative Advocates 2017-05-07T05:03:41+00:00

DMV Administrative Advocates

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The Purpose of DMV Administrative Advocates?

The DMV employee who sits in judgment of you at an Administrative Hearing is referred to as a “Hearing Officer.” This person is not a judge and is not an attorney. This person may not be a college graduate or a high school graduate. What they are is an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles who have attended a few seminars and have been entrusted with one of the most powerful public employee positions in the State. DMV hearing officers are expected to sustain the suspension of a person’s driving privilege and can actually be disciplined or demoted if they find in favor of too many drivers.

The Hearing Officer is not impartial although they will tell you they are independent. The average person rarely understands the procedures and DMV processes to properly defend themselves against this Hearing Officer. Thus the need for professional DMV Administrative Advocates to fight for you.

What are DMV Administrative Advocates?

On the other side of the table is your representative. This is the person who stands to champion your position at the DMV and works to get your driver license reinstated. These representatives are referred to as “DMV Administrative Advocates.” Our team employs the services of several DMV Administrative Advocates to fight for our clients at DMV hearings. Our DMV Administrative Advocates are not attorneys. Our Advocates are former police officers or former DMV hearing officers with years of experience and thousands of administrative hearings under their belt. Our experience comes from the streets and from battles fought at the DMV. We grew out of the trenches and have the experience and the backbone to stand up for you.

    • Experience
    • Knowledge
    • Results

Why Do I Need DMV Administrative Advocates?

Advocates Increase Your Chances of Success at a Hearing.

Compare your DMV defense team to an NFL football team. DMV Administrative Advocates are like the quarterback on the field. He or she will call the shots. He or she will direct the work of the other team members (i.e. investigators, research personnel, toxicologists), but it is the Administrative Advocate who directs the handling of your case. They research and understand your case so that all relevant facts can be brought to light during the hearing and ensure the best possible chance for success. DMV Administrative Advocates live for only one purpose, the successful representation of you at your hearing.


Meet Our Top DMV Administrative Advocates.

Mr. Collier served with distinction as a Law Enforcement Specialist with the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Security Police Academy and the United States Army Police Investigators School. While stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, Mr. Collier was one of the first Security Police Specialists to provide “close‐in” security for Space Shuttle Missions when that program was new.

Mr. Collier is a Distinguished Graduate of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Academy (Class 228) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics School (SWAT). He received specialized training in basic accident investigation and determining speed from skids at the San Bernardino Sheriff Academy.

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Serving the public with a major metropolitan law enforcement agency, Mr. Collier was a patrol officer, field training officer, and traffic enforcement officer. As a member of an Orange County DUI task force, Mr. Collier made more than 1,000 arrests for DUI. He has written or reviewed more than 4,000 DUI arrest reports, participated in DUI Sobriety Checkpoints and was qualified to operate an array of Breath/Alcohol devices. Mr. Collier was a member of the department’s SWAT team and in 1992 was presented the “Award of Valor” from the United States Senate and the American Legion.

Mr. Collier served as a narcotics investigator assigned to the “Weeds and Seeds” program overseen by then United States Attorney General, William Barr. He is a Drug Recognition Expert and Field Sobriety Test Instructor. He has qualified as an expert witness in the Superior Courts and Driver Safety Offices in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
As a licensed private investigator, he spent many years conducting investigations in death penalty cases for the Riverside County Conflict Panel.

For nearly 15 years, Mr. Collier was the Operations Officer for one of the most prominent specialty DUI law firms in the country. Reporting directly to that firm’s owner, Mr. Collier directed the day to day operations of DUI attorneys, investigators, expert witnesses and support staff. He developed the firm’s “white glove” policy of client care that is now the hallmark of our company. He has been involved in the preparation, investigation, and presentation of literally thousands of DMV administrative hearings throughout Southern California.

Receiving hands on training from defense attorneys, retired DMV hearing officers, and some of the best scientific experts in the field, Mr. Collier possesses a unique level of experience; making him a true expert in the field of Administrative Advocacy.

Mr. Collier is our Chief Advocate and available to represent clients in all categories of DMV hearings in California. If your case is assigned to one of our other professional advocates, Mr. Collier will personally review and supervise each case. He is accessible to each and every one of our clients.

A comment from our founder:

“Thank you for visiting CDA’s website. If you are researching our company, you probably have some nightmare developing with the California DMV. You have reason for concern but please understand you don’t have to face the DMV alone. Whether you’re a bank CEO or a soccer mom, I know how critical it is to protect your driving privilege. If you’re an ambulance driver or a bus driver, I know your very career depends on beating the DMV at their own game.

We can help. My staff and I are committed to giving each of our clients the “white glove” treatment they seek but rarely find. We won’t stop fighting until the case is completed. We will keep you fully apprised of your case during each stage of development. It’s your life, it’s your driving privilege and we owe you the comfort of knowing where your case stands.

Above all else…… Fight for yourself. Don’t let the DMV steal your license and turn your life upside down without a fight. Even if you can’t afford to hire us, call us. At the very least, allow us to educate you, answer your questions, and point you in the right direction.”

One of our most valued team members is Mrs. Laura Kidd. Laura is CDA’s principal DMV consultant and Advocate. Laura served the people of the State of California as an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles for more than 26 years and was honorably retired in 2010.

In the first five years of her DMV career, Laura worked at the DMV field office in the City of Bellflower. Here she worked in the area of driver testing. Her training and experience spanned the various classes of driving, including the coveted “Commercial Class” driver. Laura’s experience also included working in all forms of registration confirmation.

In 1989, Laura was promoted to the position of DMV Hearing Officer at the Driver Safety Office in the City of El Segundo. Over the next 21 years, Laura became an expert in the field of DMV Administrative Hearings. Presiding over more than 27,000 hearings, Laura’s experience and training is nearly unmatched. She is an expert in DUI (APS) Hearings, Negligent Operator Hearings, and Physical and Mental Hearings. She has presided and ruled on evidence in virtually every category of administrative hearing undertaken by the DMV. She has received extensive training in the area of case law and the proper procedures for conducting these hearings and is an expert in interpreting and understanding DMV records, court documents, arrest reports, accident reports, and lab reports. She has enjoyed extensive public contact and has worked closely with police agencies, attorneys, advocates, and expert witnesses.

Laura’s honesty, integrity, and grit are the reasons we sought her out. She is completely devoted to the preserving our clients privilege to drive and is ready to help you win your DMV hearing.

It is critical that you be represented by DMV Administrative Advocates or attorney that are considered to be a DMV Defense Expert to ensure that the Hearing Officer correctly considers all of the evidence during your  hearing.

If the DMV is Your Problem, California Drivers Advocates is Your Solution!!!

Please contact us if you recently got a DUI, a notice of suspension or you just have a question about the DMV or your driving privilege.

We’ll be happy to answer your questions at no cost or obligation. If we can’t help, we’ll at least tell you about your other options.

All submissions are confidential. Our team typically replies within 24 hours.