December 8, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second largest in the United States. Commonly referred to as the “City of Angels”, approximately 3,833,995 individuals resided within the vast spread of Los Angeles in July 2008. In a greater metropolitan area with about 12.9 million inhabitants, Los Angeles is a major location for large corporations, sports venues, entertainment, and has the advantage of access to several highways. With so many motorists passing through Los Angeles, arrests are often made for DUI in which a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing will most likely take place.

Because no one ever expects that they will be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, most drivers are not aware that a police officer who makes their arrest will confiscate their driver’s license. At this point, an individual only has ten days to schedule a DMV hearing. Failure to do so will automatically result in the surrender of a hearing, thus suspending your driving privileges for thirty days from the date of your arrest. Especially in a city like Los Angeles, residents heavily rely on their privilege to drive as a means to get to and from a variety of extremely important destinations.

To make sure that you retain your driving privileges after being charged with a DUI in Los Angeles, it may be in your best interest to contact an experienced Los Angeles DMV hearings attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled Southern California criminal defense lawyers have been defending the rights of those facing criminal charges such as DUI for over 30 years. We have the legal knowledge and resources to help you obtain a successful result in your DMV hearing and DUI case. Contact our aggressive attorneys today by calling 888-280-6839 or visit for more information.

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