The DMV Defense Experts of California Drivers Advocates
Our team of professionals has been representing drivers at all forms of DMV hearings for decades. Also, DMV Defense is the only thing that we do. We know the process and we know what it takes to be successful at beating the DMV. We will examine documents, interview witnesses, and subpoena additional evidence; such as audio and video tapes. We will subpoena breath testing logs and medical documents. In some instances we may subpoena the police officer to appear for cross-examination. It is our policy to prepare for and conduct your hearing similar to a “mini-trial.” Trust our DMV Defense Experts to get the job done correctly. A less experienced person or team may result in the loss of your driving privilege.
California Drivers Advocates employs the services of several Administrative Advocates to fight for our clients at DMV hearings. Our Advocates are not attorneys. Our Advocates are former police officers or former DMV hearing officers with years of experience and thousands of administrative hearings under their belt. Our experience comes from the streets and from battles fought at the DMV. We grew out of the trenches and have the experience and the backbone to stand up for you.
For nearly 15 years, Mr. Collier was the Operations Officer for one of the most prominent specialty DUI law firms in the country. Reporting directly to that firm’s owner, Mr. Collier directed the day to day operations of DUI attorneys, investigators, expert witnesses and support staff. He developed the firm’s “white glove” policy of client care that is now the hallmark of our company. He has been involved in the preparation, investigation, and presentation of literally thousands of DMV administrative hearings throughout Southern California. Read more about Rob.
With more than ten years of experience in the field of DMV Administrative Hearings, Ms. Moore possesses a solid background in all phases of DMV Defense. For more than five years, Ms. Moore was a Case Manager and Investigator for one of the most prestigious DUI law firms in the State of California. For the past five years, she has been a full-time employee with California Drivers Advocates as a Case Manager and is currently in training to step into the role of an Administrative Advocate. Learn more about Pamela here.
Laura served the people of the State of California as an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles for more than 26 years and was honorably retired in 2010. In the first five years of her DMV career, Laura worked at the DMV field office in the City of Bellflower.
In the first five years of her DMV career, Laura worked at the DMV field office in the City of Bellflower. Here she worked in the area of driver testing. Her training and experience spanned the various classes of driving, including the coveted “Commercial Class” driver. Laura’s experience also included working in all forms of registration confirmation. Read more about Mrs. Laura Kidd and her service here….
Mr. Darryl Kidd retired as a Senior Hearing Officer after a 25 year career with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. His career began at the field office level where he worked to evaluate and qualify applicants for the California Driver License.
The latest addition to our DMV Defense team is Mr. Darryl Kidd. Darryl retired as a Senior Hearing Officer after a 25 year career with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. His career began at the field office level where he worked to evaluate and qualify applicants for the California Driver License. Darryl then transferred to the Division of Driver Safety where he was promoted to the position of Hearing Officer. .Read more…
Our Additional DMV Defense Expert Team – Investigators & Forensic Toxicologists
Investigators: Although your Administrative Advocate is your Champion who faces down the DMV hearing officers, there would be no success at a DMV hearing without the diligent and expert work of our investigators. CDA’s investigators are literally the “cream of the crop.” Decades of experience and an unwavering commitment to the truth is the hallmark of our investigators.
Forensic Toxicologist: Attacking the accuracy and reliability of scientific evidence is the job of the Forensic Alcohol Expert, sometimes referred to as a Forensic Toxicologist. A Forensic Alcohol Expert is a scientist with expertise in analyzing and determining the presence of alcohol in blood, breath, or urine samples. Properly presented at a DMV administrative hearing, the testimony of a Forensic Alcohol Expert can be vital in proving that a chemical test was not properly administered or that the evidence collected is not reliable.
California Drivers Advocates is proud to utilize the services of a Forensic Alcohol/DUI Expert with more than 28 years of experience in the field of alcohol analysis. CDA’s expert holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemistry and has attended numerous training classes and seminars in the field of alcohol analysis.
Over the span of 20 years, he was a blood alcohol analyst for a major law enforcement agency. In that capacity, he analyzed literally thousands of blood and urine samples for alcohol levels. He has received extensive training in the area of breath testing principles, procedures, and accuracy. He was responsible for the training and certification of police officers in the use of various breath machines.
After retiring from public service, our scientist entered private practice as a Forensic Alcohol Consultant/DUI Expert and has built a reputation for honesty and integrity that makes him a credible expert in the eyes of the DMV. Qualified as an expert witness in virtually every county in Southern California, he has testified in the defense of California drivers in more than 500 court cases and more than 200 DMV administrative hearings. He is sought out by some of the most prominent DUI law firms in California because he is known for his accuracy, professionalism, and devotion to the science of blood alcohol analysis.