What is a Negligent Operator Hearing?
The DMV utilizes a complex computer system known as “NOTS” which stands for the Negligent Operator Treatment System. This computer system monitors the driving record of California drivers and assigns a specified number of “points” anytime a driver receives a citation for a moving violation or is convicted of certain crimes. If a driver accumulates too many points in a short period of time, the NOTS computer will identify that driver as a “Negligent Operator” and generate a letter that is mailed to the involved driver. This is notification that the DMV intends to suspend that person’s driving privilege.
What Happens to Negligent Operators Who Do Nothing?
The DMV presumes that their allegation against the driver is correct and warrants a suspension. If a driver takes no action to defend themselves, the driver accepts the label of “Negligent Operator” and approves the license suspension by default. Once a driver serves a period of suspension, he may be required to file an SR-22 with the DMV, causing a dramatic increase in automobile insurance rates. If that isn’t bad enough, one’s driving privilege and driving record are often a major factor in seeking or maintaining employment. Your ability to provide for your family can be significantly impacted by a Negligent Operator suspension. Being considered a Negligent Operator is costly.
How Can A Negligent Operator Fix This Problem?
If you receive a letter from the DMV labeling you as a “negligent operator”; make no mistake, they intend to suspend your privilege to drive. Waiting too long to respond will ensure the automatic suspension of your driving privilege. The DMV will not assume you wish to keep your license and they will not automatically set up an administrative hearing on your behalf. Although you have a right to a Negligent Operator hearing, you also have the obligation to set the process in motion. Waiting or doing nothing is not a productive option once the DMV has categorized you as a Negligent Operator.
How Can We Help A Negligent Operator?
Our professional team has been assisting negligent operators for decades. We understand exactly what it takes to represent you at your negligent operator hearing. We have the resources and experience to ensure that all aspects of the hearing are covered and that you are provided the best possible chance to maintain your driving privilege. Detailed research of every client’s specific situation and factors contributing to the negligent operator status are analyzed and a formal plan is created to provide the best possible DMV defense. DO NOT trust your case with a less experienced team as it may result in the Loss of Your Driving Privilege.