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Encino DMV Hearing Lawyer

Drunk Driving Attorney Serving Encino

A DMV hearing is an administrative procedure that is involved in a DUI charge process. This is not the same as a court appearance, as there are only a few issues that are discussed and established at a DMV hearing. The issues discussed at DMV hearing are if you took a blood, breath or urine test, or if you refused a blood, breath or urine test. Other issues discussed include if the peace officer had reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated, if you were placed under lawful arrest, if you were operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more.

The DMV relies heavily on the documents provided by the arresting officer after your arrest. This is only somewhat useful in a DMV hearing as someone could not be convicted based on a report in a court of law. In a DMV hearing, the documents provided by the arresting officer essentially stand as the witness of the arresting officer while he/she is out elsewhere. If these documents are not complete and thorough, then they cannot serve as an accurate witness for the arresting officer, and cannot be used as evidence to revoke your license or other privileges.

Aggressive Litigators in Encino, CA

At The Law Office of Peter Berlin we have handled multiple cases involving DUI. There are many cases where someone could be wrongly charged with a DUI; prescription medication and drowsiness are just a few of the many factors that could mimic intoxication. In addition to this, there are also many ways that breath and blood tests could be compromised or produce a false reading. The breath test or breathalyzer is a very delicate machine that requires frequent maintenance as well as calibration. If these machines are not maintained properly, or in exceptional condition, then the readings that they produce could be faulty, and the evidence is easily combated. It is important for you to know that there is no evidence in a DUI case that cannot be fought by a skilled Encino criminal defense lawyer from our firm.

We have many years of experience in handling criminal defense cases as well as various DUI charges. Our firm has been formed of seasoned attorneys who are on the cutting edge of trial practice in the CA court systems, and we were formed for the purpose of providing premier criminal defense representation for our clients. Our experience, accomplishments in court, education and collective interests define our firm's philosophy of team work, excellence in client satisfaction and ultimately achieving results for our clients.

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