The latest addition to our DMV Defense team is Mr. Darryl Kidd. Darryl retired as a Senior Hearing Officer after a 25 year career with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. His career began at the field office level where he worked to evaluate and qualify applicants for the California Driver License. Darryl then transferred to the Division of Driver Safety where he was promoted to the position of Hearing Officer.
Over the next 21 years, Darryl presided over nearly 30,000 DMV hearings to evaluate the driving ability and competency of California Drivers. As a Hearing Officer, Darryl’s duty was to sit in judgment at a wide variety of administrative hearings. He was the “Trier of Fact” in hearings involving persons accused of DUI, negligent operation, fraud and fatality traffic collisions.
He also specialized in physical and mental reexaminations where a driver was suspected of being unsafe to drive, because of a physical ailment. In this capacity, he reviewed tens of thousands of documents, examined countless witnesses and made rulings on objections. Finally, Darryl would make findings and decisions on a person’s ability to drive based upon the totality of the case. Darryl also performed “double-duty” by working with disabled veterans through the Employment Development Department and investigated discrimination complaints through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. He is an expert in a variety of administrative law and is available to testify as an expert witness in the field.
Darryl’s education and experience enables him to work in a broad spectrum of issues but his specialty is administrative hearings at the DMV. With 2.5 decades of experience, a broad base of knowledge and training, and a level of competency that is hard to find, Darryl is now devoted to protecting the rights of California drivers. Darryl is a key element to our success and stands ready to assist you in preserving your privilege to drive.