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Confiscation Of Driver’s License After A DUI Arrest In California

The police officer will physically confiscate the license. If you have a California license and you have it with you when you get pulled over for the DUI, they will take it from you.

If You Are An Out-of-State Driver, The Police Do Not Take Your License

If you have a license from another state, an out-of-state that is not a California license, they are not supposed to take that license from you. However, in either instance whether you have a California or non-California license, they’re going to give you a pink temporary license.

In California, It Is Likely You Will Lose Your Driving Privileges After A DUI Charge

It will have the instructions for requesting a hearing with DMV on it but actually in California you are very likely to lose your license on a DUI. The best chance you have to save it is to hire a DUI lawyer who is experienced in conducting DMV hearings.

Attorney Bortel Has Prevailed At Many DMV Hearings For His Clients

I just won one this week. I’ve won as many if not more of these hearings than anybody in the San Francisco Bay area. I know that good preparation, experience and understanding the rules and the laws that the DMV is using is the best way to win the hearings with DMV.

While Not Every Case Is Won At The DMV Hearing, If You Can Fight For Your License At The Hearing, You Can Prevail

Some of them are harder than others to win. In most cases there’s no one who wins more than half of their hearings. It just does not happen. The law’s too strict. We get too many cases where they’re just not going to be won but the only way to attempt to win is to fight.

Yes, I do win DMV hearings. Many attorneys will tell you, “There’s no way to win. Don’t do it. It’s a waste of time.” I disagree with that because you can’t win if you don’t fight.

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Aaron Bortel
With 30 years of specialized experience in DUI defense, Attorney Aaron Bortel is a dedicated advocate for those facing DUI charges in the Bay Area. Committed to helping clients avoid jail, save their driver’s licenses and jobs, and prevent permanent criminal records, he combines deep legal expertise with genuine care for his client's welfare. Trust in a lawyer who not only defends but truly supports you through challenging times.

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