San Bernardino DMV / Administrative Law

Most people know that violating drunk driving laws or other traffic safety laws could result in an arrest and a criminal trial.  In California, you can also face an additional legal problem as well: the Department of Motor Vehicles could automatically suspend your license.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is an administrative agency with the power to take action against drivers. If you are facing an administrative license suspension or other actions by the DMV, you need an San Bernardino administrative law attorney who can help you to fight the actions against you and protect your rights.  Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP is here to help.

The DMV And Administrative Law Suspensions

As a government agency, the DMV has certain legal powers to establish and enforce regulations. One power the DMV has is to automatically suspend the license of a driver who:

  • Took a blood, breath or urine test and had a blood alcohol concentration above .08.
  • Refused to take a blood test, breathalyzer test, or urine test when there was probable cause of intoxication (California law requires you submit to this test if there is credible reason to believe you are impaired).

Depending upon your past history of convictions, the DMV could suspend your license for a year or revoke it for two to three years. The administrative action needs to be taken seriously. A DMV license suspension is separate from your criminal trial and if you want to prevent it, you need to act fast to request a DMV hearing.  A San Bernardino DMV lawyer can help you to understand your options and to fight to keep your license.

How a San Bernardino Administrative Law Attorney Can Help You

Dealing with DMV action, or other proceedings instituted by a government agency, is different from going to court. There are a different set of rules that apply and there is a different process for protecting your rights. You need a San Bernardino administrative law attorney who has familiarity with handling cases before an administrative law judge or other agency official.

At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, our attorneys are former Deputy District Attorneys and Board Certified Specialists in criminal defense. We have extensive experience with administrative law cases and we can put that experience to work for you. We can provide representation not just on DMV cases but also in administrative matters involving:

  • The State Bar of California
  • The Bureau of Consumer Affairs
  • The Employment Defense Department
  • The Department of Real Estate
  • The Medical and Health Care Licensing Boards
  • The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • The Department of Insurance
  • The Bureau of Consumer Affairs
  • Alcohol and beverage control

Whether you are fighting to defend your license; seeking a waiver; having trouble with a background check for your profession; or have been denied certification, our administrative law attorneys can help you.

Call a San Bernardino DMV Lawyer Today

If you need assistance with any matter involving a California administrative agency, contact the San Bernardino attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP.