Helping People Whose Livelihood Depends on Driving
Administrative agencies like the DMV have a tremendous amount of power over your life. The Department of Motor Vehicles can actually take your driver’s license without a criminal trial. You need assistance navigating the labyrinth of agency rules that can affect your life, and Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP is the law firm that can help. We have helped truck drivers, UPS & FedEx drivers, mail carriers, doctors, lawyers, real estate agents and a wide variety of professionals to defend against drivers license suspension or restrictions. Our experienced attorneys can:
- Provide information on government agencies that affect your freedoms and your rights.
- Represent you if an administrative agency has taken action against you.
- Prevent or reduce license suspension charges, or recovery driving privileges.
How Can the DMV and Other Government Agencies Affect You?
The Department of Motor Vehicles and other government agencies have been empowered with the opportunity to create, enforce, and interpret rules. While the DMV is the agency that most individuals are familiar with, there are many other agencies that regulate you, impose obligations on you, and constrain your rights. This is especially true in the business field.
Some of the many government agencies that may be involved in making rules that affect you include:
- The Bureau of Consumer Affairs
- Alcohol and Beverage Control
- The Employment Development Department
- The State Bar of California
- Medical and healthcare licensing agencies
- California Department of Insurance
- California Department of Children and Family Care Services
These agencies have tremendous power. The DMV, for example, can suspend your license if you get arrested for impaired driving (this is separate from criminal license suspensions) and they can also suspend your license if you get too many demerit points on your driving record. The State Bar can impose discipline on attorneys and take away the right to engage in their profession, while medical and healthcare licensing agencies can do the same for professionals within these fields.
You cannot just go to court and fight the DMV or other agencies if they decide to take away your right to drive, take away your professional license, or impose other consequences on you. You need to be prepared for an administrative hearing before an administrative law judge. In some cases, such as after a drunk driving arrest, you lose the opportunity to even defend yourself or oppose agency action if you do not request the hearing in a timely manner.
The DMV administrative lawyers at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP are uniquely prepared to provide you with the representation you need when fighting for your rights after an adverse agency action.
A DMV/Administrative Lawyer Serving San Bernardino, Riverside and the Inland Empire
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP will interpret agency rules and regulations and provide you with advice on what types of actions the DMV or other agencies can take against you. Our attorneys are also prepared to help you comply with deadlines, make arguments, present your case to an administrative law judge, and appeal if you were treated unfairly. We know the bureaucratic rules and can cut through the red tape to help you resolve your legal issues as quickly as possible and maximize your chances of a successful resolution in your favor.
Do not try to navigate the complex world of agency law alone. Whether you are dealing with the DMV or other agency that is coming after you, call Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP today to get an experienced legal advocate on your side.