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In existence for over 50 years, Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth, LLP can provide the help you need for your unique situation.

Northern California DMV Hearings

Experienced Lawyer for Defense of Your Driver's License

In addition to providing assertive defense against a range of criminal charges, our Lafayette, California, law offices are a proven resource for hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Fast action — often within 10 days of a DUI arrest, traffic citation or other key event — can be critical in the attempt to preserve your driving privilege or reduce a suspension. To consult free with Wally G. Hesseltine, an attorney who has experience appearing before the DMV under a wide range of circumstances, contact us today.

Taking All Available Actions to Defend Your Driving Privilege

When you turn to our firm after a drunk driving/DUI arrest, Mr. Hesseltine will represent you in both the criminal case and the accompanying "administrative action" involving your driver's license. One of the first essential steps, depending on your circumstances and priorities, is to demand a DMV hearing. With experience appearing before DMV officials, Mr. Hesseltine will know and pursue your options, including:

  • Any possibility of avoiding or reducing the length of a driver's license suspension
  • Limited privileges — usually after a portion of the suspension has been served — to meet a "critical need to drive" to and from work, a rehabilitation program or certain other destinations

Aggressively Defending the Rights of Elderly Drivers

In addition to cases arising from DUI arrests and other traffic violations, we also apply for DMV hearings to address the issues of elderly clients and others who may have medical issues. For example, after an accident, traffic stop or report by someone you know, you may face the unjustified prospect of losing your license — and we will do all we can to protect your rights. You are entitled to a hearing, at which we can take measures to protect your rights, including:

  • Presenting physicians' reports or other evidence that you are capable of continuing to drive
  • Advocating for your right to get medical treatment or training that may enable reinstatement of your license upon completion

Do Not Wait. Call 925-297-6179 Now for a free 30 minute consultation.

The stakes may be extremely high when you need to demand or attend a California DMV hearing in Contra Costa, Alameda or surrounding counties. To request a consultation with a lawyer prepared to explain and pursue all your legal options, call or e-mail our law offices today.

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3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549
Toll Free: 888-355-4093
Phone: 925-297-6179
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