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Notice of Mental Reexamination

What is a Notice of Mental Reexamination?:  If you have received a “Notice of Mental Re-Examination” from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, you have just been notified that the DMV has initiated the process of removing you from the road, based on a suspicion that you are no longer Mentally capable of driving. Often referred to as a “P & M” Notice, the Notice of Mental Re-Examination serves one purpose; to tell you that you must act quickly to prevent the automatic suspension or revocation of your driving privilege.

Why is the DMV Taking This Action?:  Within the Department of Motor Vehicles is an enforcement bureau known as the Office of Driver Safety. Think of this like the DMV’s version of a courthouse. If the Driver Safety Office (DSO) receives information from any source suggesting you may have a Mental condition which affects your ability to drive, the DSO is mandated by law to take action.

Mature or elderly drivers seem to receive a disproportionately high number of these notices. Aging is not a crime but issues related to dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease are primary causes for the issuance of the Notice of Mental Reexamination. Drivers of any age, however, can become the focus of a Notice of Mental Re-Examination. Issues related to mental illness, lack of concentration, or any other factor which affects your mental capacity can cause the DMV to focus on you.

You MUST Take Immediate Action


The suspension or revocation of your driving privilege is automatic, defending yourself is not. The DMV already presumes that the allegation made against you is accurate and that you now pose a threat to yourself and other drivers. The DMV’s presumption however, is only part of the story. You are entitled to defend yourself and to present evidence that disproves their suspicion, however; you have a very limited period of time to react. Generally, a driver must contact the DMV within the first 10 days following receipt of the Notice of Mental Re-Examination, however, in some instances you may have as little as 5-days before the suspension takes effect. This is not something your can ignore or wish away. You must be aggressive in your defense. You must react immediately.


  • Loss of Driver’s License
  • Increased Automobile Insurance
  • Inability to Work & Provide Income


We Are Ready to Begin Your Defense Immediately.

If you have received a “Notice of Mental Re-Examination” time is precious. Call us and your defense can begin on the spot. We waste no time in contacting the DMV to schedule a hearing. With that done, we then begin to guide and prepare you to present your case in the best possible light. It is important to overwhelm the DMV with information and evidence and we prevail at these hearings because we know what they are looking for. There are critical steps that must be taken quickly so CALL US NOW!

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COVID-19 Update: The California DMV is OPEN!!!The California Department of Motor Vehicles - Driver Safety Office is Open & SUSPENDING Licenses

If you received a notice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Driver Safety Office you must act now.

The Driver Safety Offices are still doing business as usual, which means suspending your license. 

Hearings are still being processed and you can still defend yourself. 

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