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State of California Department of Motor Vehicles: How to Be Successful at a Physical or Mental Hearing

If you have been summoned to participate in a physical or mental re-examination by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles and have ultimately failed, you should know that you may have the ability to contest the result and ask for a hearing. While retaining a professional DMV advocate can help strengthen your chances of regaining your driver’s license, there are several factors you should also consider. This article will explain some of the most fundamental factors that could help to support your case.

The Initial Process

If you have been summoned by the DMV to a re-examination, it is important to understand that at this point, your driving privileges may or may not be suspended. Depending on the outcome of the re-examination, you may be able to petition for a hearing. In the event that your driving privileges were suspended before a re-examination was given, you may also be able to petition for a hearing. 

Physical or Mental Hearing

A hearing can serve to reinstate your driving privileges after they have been either suspended or revoked. A hearing can give you the opportunity to demonstrate why there has been a discrepancy in the decision to remove your driving privilege. During this time, you may also be able to provide evidence that can help to support your case.

Important Steps to Consider That Could Help You Be Successful at a Physical or Mental Hearing

The following is a short list of some of the most fundamental steps that could help you win a hearing. For more detailed information, consider speaking to an experienced advocate that can help guide you through the entire process. An advocate can also help you gather other important information that could be necessary for your case.

  1. Read and understand the report made against you.
    1. Understand what claims were made against you and see if there are any discrepancies in the matter. Understanding why the claim was made against you can help you identify what are the best possible defenses you can make to counteract the claim(s).
  2. Understand the basis of the claim and how the claim was originated.
    1. The Department of Motor Vehicles can learn about a condition through the following common scenarios:
      1. The DMV learned about the condition on a first hand basis;
      2. A civilian has asked the DMV to re-examine the driver in question;
      3. A police officer has observed the motorists drive in an unusual manner; or
      4. The DMV received a report from the driver’s physician.
  3. If you have a medical condition, ask your physician for more information.
    1. The physician may sometimes fail to offer the option of medication that could help your case.

The Bottom Line

If you or someone you know has had a driver’s license suspended or revoked due to a failed physical or mental re-examination, it is important to understand that a hearing could be requested. Seek the advice and support of a qualified DMV advocate that could help guide you through the process.

California Drivers Advocates are skilled in the field of physical or mental re-examinations. They provide their clients the necessary support to help through the entire complex ordeal. If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked, seek the advice of an experienced professional as soon as possible. Do not allow a suspended license or other reason for a driving suspension waver your ability to drive, consult an experienced professional as soon as possible.

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