DMV Win at a Reinstatement Interview for Fraudulent Activity at the Commerce Driver Safety Office

Case History: California Drivers Advocates was engaged to represent a client whose Class “C” Driver License had been revoked for Fraudulent Activity.  Our Client immigrated to the United States from another country and in the process of applying for a California Driver License, had been caught cheating on a written examination.  He then made the decision to represent himself at the related Fraudulent Activity Hearing, assuming he could explain himself to the DMV.  He was sorely mistaken and his privilege to drive in California was revoked for one-year.

After suffering the one-year revocation of his driver license, he engaged our services to request a Reinstatement Interview.

DMV’s Position: The DMV’s position is always quite clear in issues of Fraudulent Activity. If an applicant for a Driver License is discovered using any cheat sheet, cribbing device, or study material to aid in passing a written examination; it is presumed that person lacks the skill and knowledge to drive and that they should be punished for driving.

While there are some exceptions to the rule, the DMV will generally refuse a driver license or will revoke an existing driver license for an indeterminate period of time.  It has been DMV policy not even consider re-opening the matter for a minimum of one-year.  When the DMV believes a sufficient period of revocation has been served, and upon a proper application for a reinstatement interview, the Department MAY consider the issuance of a Driver License.

Our Defense: When the client retained us, we immediately conducted an extensive interview with him to learn all we could about who he was and what had caused the revocation of his driving privilege.  Successful representation at a Reinstatement Interview often relies upon the DMV Hearing Officer understanding who the driver is and what changes he has made in his life to play by the rules.  Winning a Reinstatement Interview is about putting a human face on an administrative process.

In an effort to demonstrate his willingness to drive safely, we instructed our Client to attend and complete an “on-line” driving course.  With that completed, we prepared our request to the Department of Motor Vehicles to re-open the matter.  Our request was granted and an interview date was set.

At the interview, we introduced items of affirmative evidence to demonstrate who our Client was and that he had refreshed and increased his awareness of safe driving practices. We had spent a great deal of time preparing our Client for testimony and so he was fully prepared for the questions posed by the assigned Hearing Officer.  Our Client was remorseful and accepted full responsibility for his actions.  He testified with a great deal of honest emotion and credibility.

Two weeks later, we received notification that the Hearing Officer had cleared our Client to return to driving.   He was permitted to re-enter the testing sequence.  He successfully completed the vision test, written test and driving test required of all new applicants and is safely driving today.

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The DMV Defense Experts at California Drivers Advocates include former police officers, DMV Hearing Officers, Investigators and Scientists.  Our training, our experience and our reputation provide any driver the best opportunity to win their Administrative Hearing, including Reinstatement Interviews following a revocation for Fraudulent Activity.  Whatever legal or scientific defense your case requires, CDA is ready to fight for you.

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About the Author:

Rob Collier
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. 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.