If you’re asking how to schedule a negligent operator hearing it is quite likely you have received a “Notice of Suspension” in the mail from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), accusing you of being a Negligent Operator. You should have no misconceptions about what is occurring. The DMV has concluded that as a result of accumulating too many traffic citations, being involved in too many traffic collisions, or being convicted of certain traffic related crimes; you are a negligent operator and not safe to drive. The DMV fully intends to suspend your driving privilege and the only way to prevent that suspension is to schedule a negligent operator hearing, and then to WIN that hearing. To properly schedule a negligent operator hearing, a driver must make their request as follows:In a timely manner and In an appropriate manner to protect their driving privilege.
Scheduling a Negligent Operator Hearing Basics: The Notice of Suspension you receive in the mail will reveal the effective date your driver license will be suspended. The notice will also advise you that to schedule a negligent operator hearing you must contact the DMV within a fairly short period of time, usually 10 to 14 days. Technically, to schedule a negligent operator hearing all one must do is to telephone the nearest Driver Safety Office and tell the operator that you want to schedule a hearing. The reality, however, is quite different. The reality is to appropriately schedule a negligent operator hearing you must:
- Take immediate action to ensure contact is made within the time frame mandated by law;
- Contact the appropriate Driver Safety Office. In some instances it may be in the driver’s best interest to move the hearing to a more friendly hearing office;
- Make every attempt to have your case assigned to a favorable hearing officer;
- Consider the necessity to request a “Stay of Suspension.” This is important if the Driver Safety Office cannot schedule a negligent operator hearing prior to the effective date of the suspension;
- Back up any and all communication with the DMV in writing. All too often, things are misplaced, conversations are forgotten, and things fall through the governmental cracks. It is critical to document, document, document all contact with the DMV.
The best possible advice for any person seeking to schedule a negligent operator hearing is to telephone the DMV Defense Experts at California Drivers Advocates. We can step in immediately to schedule a negligent operator hearing in a timely and professional manner that leaves nothing to chance.
What Happens if I Fail to Schedule a Negligent Operator Hearing?
Keep in mind, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the government entity that enjoys the power to grant us the privilege the to drive in California, however, the DMV also enjoys the nearly unbridled power to suspend or revoke a person’s driving privilege at will. If you have received a “Notice of Suspension” from the DMV, based upon their belief that you are a Negligent Operator, make no mistake they are not suggesting they MIGHT suspend your driver license. The “Notice of Suspension” is telling you that they ARE SUSPENDING your driving privilege. The decision has been made. Your driver license WILL BE suspended unless you schedule a negligent operator hearing.
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If the DMV has labeled you as a Negligent Operator, the suspension of your driving privilege is automatic………..defending yourself is not. The DMV Defense Experts at California Drivers Advocates have years of experience in scheduling, preparing, and winning Negligent Operator Hearings. Remember time and accuracy is the secret to success. Call CDA immediately and allow us to schedule your negligent operator hearing.
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