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Vehicle Code 21061 VC- Notice of Reexamination

Have You Received a Notice pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21061 VC?  If you have received a “Notice of Reexamination” from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, or from a California Peace Officer, you have just been put on notice that the DMV or the Peace Officer suspect you have a Physical or Mental condition that renders you unsafe to drive. California Vehicle Code 21601 VC specifically empowers Peace Officers to issue a “Notice of Reexamination” to any driver whom he or she believes poses a threat to himself or others if allowed to continue driving. The Notice of Reexamination pursuant to CVC section 21601 is your notice to defend yourself or suffer the suspension or revocation of your driving privilege.

Why is the DMV Taking This Action? California Vehicle Code 21061 VC reads, in part……

A traffic officer may issue a notice of reexamination to any person who violates any provision of this division and who, at the time of the violation, exhibits evidence of incapacity to the traffic officer which leads the traffic officer to reasonably believe that the person is incapable of operating a motor vehicle.

Once the DMV receives notification that a California Peace Officer has issued a “Notice of Reexamination” or the more immediate “Notice of Priority Reexamination,” it is mandated by law to suspend that person’s driving privilege unless sufficient evidence is presented to establish their ability to drive safely.

Perhaps while being cited for a moving violation, you displayed some evidence of physical injury, illness, mental impairment, or disorientation that caused the officer concern about your ability to drive. He would prepare and issue the Notice of Reexamination and the DMV would be mandated to investigate.

 You MUST Take Immediate Action

The suspension or revocation of your driving privilege is automatic, defending yourself is not. The DMV will presume the Peace Officer’s concern to be accurate and to be valid. They will act immediately to suspend or revoke your driving privilege and if you wish to prevent it, you must react immediately.

If the Peace Officer has issued a “Notice of Re-Examination” then you are allowed 10-days during which contact must be made with the DMV to set a hearing. On the other hand, if the Peace Officer issued the more immediate “Notice of Priority Re-Examination” then you only have 5-days to personally appear before a DMV Hearing Officer.


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


This is not a matter that will “go-away” by ignoring it. If you fail to act quickly, your driver license WILL BE suspended or revoked without any further proof being required. Don’t let this happen. Call us NOW to launch your defense.


We are Ready to Begin Protecting you NOW.

If you have received a “Notice of Re-Examination” pursuant to Vehicle Code section 21061, call us now.

Time is not on your side and the clock is ticking. We win many of these hearings and return our clients to driving by employing a proven series of proactive steps that demonstrate to the DMV that you possess the Physical and Mental capacity to drive safely on our public roads.

The DMV has no interest in your need to drive; they only care about whether or not you are safe to do so. Call us now and we’ll put you on the path to victory.

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