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Lack of Skill – Notice of Reexamination



Did You Receive a Notice of Re-Examination for a Lack of Skill?

If you have received a “Notice of Re-Examination” from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, suggesting that you have a “Lack of Skill,” you have just been put on notice that the DMV suspects you no longer possess the skill necessary to operate a motor vehicle safely.   The Notice of Re-Examination tells you that the DMV intends to suspend or revoke your driving privilege unless you act quickly to demonstrate that you do possess the requisite knowledge and skill to operate motor vehicles on public roadways.


Why is the DMV Taking This Action?

A Notice of Re-Examination for a Lack of Skill, primarily arrives in your mailbox after the DMV has received information, from any source, suggesting that you do not possess the knowledge or skill necessary to drive. This may have occurred because you failed to pass a written test at a DMV field office or as a result of failing to pass a behind the wheel “drive” test. Minor “fender bender” accidents in parking lots or bumping into sign posts may cause a police officer, witness, or family member to report you to the DMV. Regardless of how the DMV is notified, they are mandated to investigate any allegation of a Lack of Skill to determine if the suspension or revocation of your driver license is warranted. Elderly or Mature drivers are disproportionately accused of having a lack of skill. As we age, our bodies will betray us; the changes that we all face as we age can often be misinterpreted as a Lack of Skill.

Your Reaction MUST be Immediate

The DMV does not care about your need to drive. Delivering children to school, driving to work, grocery shopping, or even attending medical appointments are irrelevant to the DMV if they suspect you Lack the Skill to drive. By the time you receive the Notice of Re-Examination in the mail, the DMV has already begun the process of suspending your driver license and you must react quickly.

In most instances, you only have 10-Days to schedule a Re-Examination Hearing to contest a Lack of Skill. Inaction is not a defense…..Denial is not an option. Don’t let the DMV steal your driving freedom because of a failure to act.


Loss of Driver’s License

Increased Automobile Insurance

Inability to Work & Provide Income

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