DMV Hearing Rights

Revoked and Suspended Driver License DMV Hearing Rights

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ website, you have certain legal rights at a DMV administrative revoked or suspended driver license hearing, including:

The right to be represented by a DMV hearing lawyer at your own expense. Representation by an attorney is not required at DMV hearings. You have the right to review the evidence and to cross examine the testimony of any witnesses for the department, and to present evidence and witnesses on your own behalf, as well as the right to testify on your own behalf.

Following the suspended or revoked driver license hearing, you have the right to be provided a decision in writing. Should the decision resulting from the hearing be against you, you have the right to request the department to conduct an administrative review of the decision, as well as the right to appeal the decision to superior court.

Requests for the administrative review (also called “Departmental Review”) or to appeal the decision in court must be made within a certain time period dependent on the type of hearing and as described in the Vehicle Code. These time periods and other specific information concerning your rights as stated in DMV law will be stated on the notice containing the hearing decision.

Los Angeles

10250 Constellation Blvd., Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6251

San Francisco

4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111-4164

Laguna Niguel

28202 Cabot Rd., Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1251