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The most important information you need to remember is that YOU OR YOUR DUI LAWYER MUST SCHEDULE A DMV ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE HEARING WITHIN 10 DAYS OF YOUR ARREST OTHERWISE YOU AUTOMATICALLY LOSE YOUR LICENSE. This administrative per se (APS) hearing allows your attorney to present your case as to why your suspension or revocation was not justified. In order for the DMV to suspend a license, the arresting officer must prove three things:

  1. Did the peace officer have reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of VC §§23152 or 23153?
  2. Were you lawfully arrested?
  3. Were you driving a motor vehicle with a BAC level of 0.08% or more?

If you refused or failed to complete a chemical test:

  1. Did the peace officer have reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of VC §§23152 or 23153?
  2. Were you lawfully arrested?
  3. Were you told that your driving privilege would be suspended for one year or revoked for two or three years if you refused to submit to or failed to complete a chemical test?
  4. Did you refuse to submit to or fail to complete a chemical test after being requested to do so by a peace officer?

The law is stricter for drivers under 21 years of age.

A. If you took a PAS or chemical test:

  1. Did the peace officer have reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of VC §23136?
  2. Were you lawfully arrested or detained?
  3. Were you driving a motor vehicle while under age 21, with a BAC level of 0.01% or greater, measured by a PAS device, or other chemical test?

B. If you refused or failed to complete a PAS test:

  1. Did the peace officer have reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of VC §23136?
  2. Were you lawfully arrested or detained?
  3. Were you told that your driving privilege would be suspended for one year or revoked for two or three years if you refused to submit to or failed to complete the PAS test while under age 21?
  4. Did you refuse to submit to or fail to complete a PAS test after being requested to do so by a peace officer?
  5. If you are arrested for a DUI in the Bay Area, you need to take the time to understand your situation and take the steps to protect your rights and your freedom. The state of California has one of the largest and most sophisticated Department of Motor Vehicles in the nation, and has one of the most user-friendly websites on the Internet.

The main page www.dmv.ca.gov, has a wealth of information regarding DMV information in the Bay Area. There are several locations throughout the Bay Area, including:

Driver Safety Offices:

Oakland 303 Hegenberger Rd., Ste, 400
Oakland, 94621-1452
Phone: (510) 563-8900
Fax: (510) 563-8950

San Francisco 1377 Fell St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, 94117-2296
Phone: (415) 557-1170
Fax: (415) 557-7375

San Jose 90 Great Oaks Blvd
Suite 104
San Jose, 95119
Phone: (408) 229-7100
Fax: (408) 229-7128-9

Sacramento 4700 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, 95820-1501
Phone: (916) 227-2970
Fax: (916) 227-2901

Main Office in San Francisco 1377 Fell St.
San Francisco, 94117
Phone: (800) 777-0133

East Bay Area:

Fremont 4287 Central Ave.
Fremont, 94536
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Hayward 150 Jackson St.
Hayward, 94544
Phone: (800) 777-0133

El Cerrito 6400 Manila Ave.
El Cerrito, 94530
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Oakland 5300 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, 94618
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Oakland Coliseum 501 85th Ave.
Oakland, 94621
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Walnut Creek 1910 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, 94596
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Concord 2070 Diamond Blvd.
Concord, 94520
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Pittsburg 1399 Buchanan Rd.
Pittsburg, 94565
Phone: (800) 777-0133

San Mateo County:

Daly City 1500 Sullivan Ave.
Daly City, 94015
Phone: (800) 777-0133

San Mateo 425 N. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, 94401
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Redwood City 300 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, 94063
Phone: (800) 777-0133

San Jose County:

Santa Clara 3665 Flora Vista Ave.
Santa Clara, 95051
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Santa Clara 111 W. Alma Ave.
San Jose, 95110Phone: (800) 777-0133

North Bay Area:

Santa Rosa 2570 Corby Ave.
Santa Rosa, 95407
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Petaluma 715 – J South Point Blvd.
Petaluma, 94954
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Napa County:

Napa 2550 Napa Valley Coporate Dr.
Napa, 94558
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Marin County:

Novato 936 7th St. # A
Novato, 94947
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Corte Madera 75 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, 94925
Phone: (800) 777-0133

Solano County:

Vallejo 200 Couch St.
Vallejo, 94590
Phone: (800) 777-0133

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