Negligent Operator Hearings
Orange County DMV Lawyer
After a person has earned the right to drive in California, he/she must
obey the rules of the road in order to maintain a clear driving record.
Every time a person fails to obey the rules of the road, or violates a
traffic law, he/she will be issued a citation by law enforcement. These
citations will lead to the accumulation of points on the person’s
driving record. Usually, a traffic violation is worth 1-2 points,
DUI is 2 points, and causing an accident is 1 point. Once a person has too
many points on his/her driving record, he/she may be classified as a negligent
driver, which may lead to the suspension of his/her driving privileges.
In California, drivers may be deemed a Negligent Operator and have their
driving privileges suspended for six months if they receive:
- 4 points within 12 months
- 6 points within 24 months
- 8 points within 36 months
After a person is classified as a negligent driver, he/she will have to
attend a hearing at the California Department of Motor Vehicles. At the
hearing, the person’s driving record will be reviewed, and his/her
points will be tallied by a DMV representative. If the DMV representative
finds that action must be taken against the person, his/her driver’s
license may be temporarily suspended. The DMV representative will make
the final decision as to which course of action will be taken after all
evidence has been carefully considered.
You only have 14 days from the date of the DMV notice to request a negligent
Contact us today to learn how our lawyers can help.
Hire an Orange County DMV Attorney
If you must attend a negligent operator hearing due to having a poor driving
record, it is important that you speak with an experienced DMV attorney.
A DMV lawyer can discuss your options with you and provide you with advice
you can rely upon. An Orange County DMV lawyer can also fight on your
behalf and counter any evidence presented by the DMV representative at
your hearing. By hiring an attorney, you will ensure that your needs are
addressed, and that you receive the representation you need to be successful at your
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry provides quality legal representation
for clients in Laguna Hills, Orange County, and surrounding areas. Virginia
L. Landry is a reputable lawyer who has helped numerous clients through
the duration of their DMV hearings. When clients choose to obtain the
services of Attorney Landry, they are provided with leading resources,
one-on-one counsel, and dedicated representation for their various legal matters.