A skilled DMV hearing criminal defense lawyer with over 25 years of experience, David Pflaum knows the legal strategies to get the best results possible for his clients.
When something goes wrong with your drivers license, such as getting arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, a medical issue, or being a negligent operator, the DMV attorney helps you keep your drivers license.
The following are examples of successful results that attorney Pflaum achieved in DMV hearings to help his clients keep their drivers licenses.*
1. Revocation of Drivers License for Refusal to Provide Blood or Breath Test
Client was a combat veteran who was pulled over by the police late at night after leaving a bar. The client, who was fluent in Spanish, was tired and hungry.
The police officer believed the client was under the influence of alcohol. The police officer claimed the client refused to submit to a breath or blood test.
If the refusal were valid, the driver’s license would be revoked for one year.
We contacted the DMV and requested an administrative hearing. We received and analyzed the police report. We interviewed the client exhaustively.
The police officer was subpoenaed to testify at the administrative hearing. The client testified at the hearing. DMV demanded a second hearing.
At the conclusion of the second hearing, we succeeded in convincing the DMV driver safety hearing officer that the client did not willfully refuse to give a blood or breath sample.
The driver received the return of his driver’s license. (In re matter of J.E.)
2. Loss of Drivers License due to Possession of False Identification
The Department of Motor Vehicles attempted to suspend the drivers license of our client because of possession of a false identification.
However, upon further investigation, we learned that the Department of Motor Vehicles did not abide by the appropriate rules and regulations, including postponing the hearing without just cause and sending notice to the wrong address.
We requested DMV to set aside and reinstate the driver’s license, but DMV refused.
We filed a Writ of Mandamus and the court ordered DMV to give the driver back his driver’s license (In re matter of B.B.).
3. Loss of Drivers License due to Negligent Operator Status
One year suspension reduced to 90 days (In re matter of K.W).
4. Loss of Drivers License For Drinking Alcohol Under the Age of 21
We appeared at the Department of Motor Vehicle’s Driver Safety office to contest the suspension of the minor’s driver’s license. We challenged the admissibility of the officer’s qualifications, and the validity of the preliminary alcohol screening device results for alcohol in the minor’s breath. The DMV driver safety office granted our request to dismiss the suspension action (In re matter of M.A.).
5. Revocation of Drivers License
DMV wanted to revoke our clients license because he was “too old” to continue driving. Our client received a Notice of Revocation and a Notice of Hearing.
We prepared for the hearing, consulted with and hired a medical expert who provided additional information.
We succeeded in proving to DMV that our client was absolutely fine to continue driving. Result: drivers license reinstated. (In re matter of L. H.).
6. Suspension of Drivers License due to Medical Issues
Client received a notice in the mail that her license would be suspended because of an incident where she fell asleep behind the wheel. We promptly investigated the case, contacted the client’s primary care physician for a medical opinion regarding the current health of client.
Consequently, we scheduled a hearing with a DMV officer. Upon successful representation of our client DMV decided to set aside the order for suspension of our client’s driver’s license due to medical condition. (In re matter of C.H.)
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*Legal Disclaimer about Testimonials and Prior Results
All oral and written testimonials and descriptions of previous results are intended only to provide information about attorney David Pflaum, the opinions of his clients and those who work with him, and the results of many of the legal matters that David Pflaum has handled. Neither the oral or written testimonials nor the previous results are intended to, and should not be construed to, provide an express or implied guarantee or prediction about the outcome of your legal matter. The outcome of all legal matters depend upon on a variety of factors including the specific facts of the case, the background of the client, the laws that apply to the legal matter, the position of the prosecuting agency, other parties, witnesses, evidence, and victims. The same or similar results cannot be obtained in every legal matter undertaken by David Pflaum, though he does his very best in every case to succeed on behalf of his client.
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