January 26, 2010 By Wallin & Klarich

As probably the most famous districts in California, Hollywood is a historical hub of movie studios and movie stars. Some of the most well-known landmarks in Hollywood range from the Hollywood Bowl to Capitol Records to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. With over 210,777 people residing in Hollywood and with a population density of about 8,443 individuals per square mile, Hollywood travelers and inhabitants encounter their share of arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) in which a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing will most likely take place. In 2007, the California DMV reported 203,866 DUI arrests, 197,602 of which were misdemeanor offenses.

Being arrested for DUI in Hollywood may feel like something right out of a movie, but the reality is that there are several harsh penalties and punishments that a person may face if he or she is convicted. Most motorists are not aware of the fact that the officer who arrests them will also take away their driver’s license. In addition, a person only has 10 days from the date of their arrest to schedule a DMV hearing to contest their driving privilege suspension. Failure to schedule a hearing will result in an automatic surrender of a hearing and a license suspension for thirty days or more.

If you face charges for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Hollywood, it is important for you to contact a skilled Hollywood DMV hearings attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our experienced Southern California criminal defense lawyers have been aggressively defending the rights of those accused of crimes such as DUI for more than 30 years. We have the legal knowledge and resources that you need to obtain a successful outcome at your DMV hearing and in your DUI case. Call Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839 or visit www.wklaw.com for more information.

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