DMV Hearings

Kern County DUI DMV Hearing Lawyer

Experienced Legal Advocacy for Your DMV Hearing in Kern County

When you have been arrested and charged with DUI, part of the process is the DMV hearing. Your driver's license is usually taken by law enforcement at the time of your arrest and you are issued a 30-day temporary license.

Understanding Your DMV Hearing Rights

The DMV hearing is the administrative hearing in which it is decided what will be done with your driver's license, and if you do not make the request for a DMV hearing within 10 days after your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended after the 30 days.

The DMV hearing is a separate part of a DUI charge and does not replace the court appearance on the actual charge. During this hearing, the evidence against you will be reviewed. It is strongly advised that you get the assistance of a qualified, experienced DMV hearing attorney to assist you by both scheduling a date and representing you at this hearing.

Key Factors Reviewed in DMV Hearings

Some of the items to be looked at include:

  • Did the law enforcement officer have "probable cause" to suspect you of driving under the influence?
  • Was the arrest done correctly per the law?

If any of these factors are able to be challenged, or if your DUI attorney has already filed court challenges that suppress certain evidence, your driver's license suspension may be set aside.

Proven Success in DUI DMV Hearings Across Kern County

At Middlebrook & Associates, our DUI lawyers have successfully represented thousands of individuals at DMV hearings in Kern County. We don't just schedule appointments and go to the DMV as a "show". We hire experts, submit outside evidence and fight for your license. In addition, we are the only law firm in Kern County to file appeals ("Writs") from DMV hearings to overturn poor decisions of the DMV. We have an impressive record of proven success when it comes to this process.

Take advantage of our years of experience and legal knowledge by letting us review your case today. We are prepared to assist you throughout every step of the process. The law is very strict on arrest procedures, and any error can result in a court challenge and a dismissal of charges. It is crucial that your legal representation is highly experienced in all aspects of DUI charges, including the DMV hearing.


Get in Touch with Middlebrook & Associates for Top-Notch DUI Defense if you are seeking exceptional legal representation at both the DMV hearing and in court.


Why Choose Middlebrook & Associates?

  • 38 Years of Collective Legal Experience
  • Over 250 DUI Trials Handled - With a 97.4% Success Rate
  • Handled More Than 8,500 DMV Hearings in Kern County
  • Expert Member of California DUI Lawyers Association
  • ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer - Scientist Designation
  • AV Rated by martindale.com - Leading Authority on Attorney Ratings
  • Teaches Lawyers & Scientists - DUIDLA, American Academy of Forensic Science & American Chemical Society
  • Founding & Board Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America - DUI Defense

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