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Too Many Points on Your License? We Can Fight the DMV & Prevent Them from Suspending Your License.

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.

Drivers may be labeled negligent 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 operator hearing, 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 DMV hearing.

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.

Contact or call our firm today for a premier DMV hearing attorney. 

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We Are Uniquely Qualified to Represent You
  • Rated a "Top DUI Attorney" and Board Certified in DUI Defense

  • Achieved a Perfect 10 Out of 10 Superb Rating on Avvo

  • Past President of the West Orange County Bar Association

  • Certified as a Standard Field Sobriety Test Instructor

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See How We've Helped Our Clients Keep Their Driving Privileges
  • “I received the best court decision due to their devotion to my case, their knowledge of the law and their persistence and thoroughness.”


  • “The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry is the best. They got me out of jail!”


  • “I'm really pleased with the outcome. I'm most satisfied by how compassionate you were whenever we discussed my case.”


  • “You have exceeded my expectations. I am grateful that we chose the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry.”


  • “I could never have gotten through this without all your help. Your compassion and care is appreciated.”


  • “I could have not picked a better attorney office to serve. Thanks again for all the support!”


  • “She listened carefully and respectfully. Her knowledge was very impressive and hit on all the points that I was concerned with.”


  • “Thank you! You saved my life.”


  • “I truly appreciate all the hard work and correspondence you and your staff has provided!”


  • “We were extremely happy with the services provided by Ms. Landry's law firm.”

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  • “Virginia and her team are the very best there is. She is very sincere, genuine, warm, and puts you at ease right away.”


  • “All staff were polite, kind and always responded on my call immediately - and my case was dismissed!”

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  • “I was finally treated fairly by the DMV because I had a competent and prepared attorney, and the DMV knew it.”

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