The City of Orange DMV Office: DMV Hearings and your rights
DMV hearings for APS, P&M or negligent operator proceedings happen at the City of Orange’s Driver Safey Office (DSO), located at
790 The City Drive, Suite 420
City of Orange, CA 92868-4941
Your Right to let a lawyer represent you:
DMV hearings for APS (Administrative Per Se for DUI cases), P&M or for negligent operator are legal proceedings where the driver’s license may be suspended for a lenght of time from 30 days to a lifetime supsension. Because of the serious stakes, its important to understand that you have the right to hire a lawyer to help you with the APS process.
What happens at a DMV hearing:
Depending on the purpose for the hearing, the DMV hearing will usually start with the Hearing Officer presenting the Department of Motor Vehicle’s evidence against the driver. This evidence typically comes in the form of sworn arrest reports or incident reports drafted by law enforcement. Eye witness statements, video, audio and other similar evidence may also be presented.
What a lawyer can do at a DMV Hearing:
DMV hearings are very technical in nature, with certain procedural steps that have to be taken for the DMV to actually take license action against a driver. The first task for a lawyer who handles DMV hearings is to subpoena and gather the necessary evidence to help the client’s defense case. This means getting eye witness statements, supplemental police reports, surviellence camera footage, dash-cam footage from law enforcement.
Next, a lawyer handling a DMV hearing will go over all of the evidence with their client. The good and the bad. Making sure nothing is overlooked, the client and the lawyer will formulate a winning strategy that gives the client the best possible chance of success. DMV hearings that occur at DMV Driver Safety Offices are winnable with the right strategy.
Map for the City of Orange Driver Safety Office in Orange, CA: