Hi. My name is Givelle Lamano, and I’m a criminal defense attorney with Lamano Law Office. Very often when somebody is charged with a DUI one of the frequently asked questions that we get is, “What is a DMV hearing?” The DMV hearing is also known as an APS hearing. APS stands for Administrative Per Se.

At the end of the day, the goal at a DMV hearing for your defense attorney is two things. Number one is the discovery process, and number two is to align your potential suspension with the DMV with any potential court suspension. Let’s start off with the discovery process.

The discovery process essentially means gathering information about your DUI case, including any 911 phone calls, any dash cam videos, any body cam videos. Anything that will help give us a brighter picture of your case and what happened.

The second part, which is the suspension, is what most people tend to get confused. Technically, the court can suspend your license, but the DMV can, as well. So a good thing to do would be to align both the suspension of the court and the DMV, and that can be done strategically by your defense attorney.

If you have any questions, our goal is to keep you informed. Please give us a call, and thanks for listening.