Beat DMV & Keep Driving

California’s DMV suspends about 350,000 driver licenses a year–more than New York, Texas, Illinois and Florida combined! And that doesn’t include the license applications DMV denies or the renewals DMV refuses. Even though DMV is usually required to give you a hearing before any adverse action becomes permanent, these hearings are so unfair that only about 7% of motorists ever beat DMV. We can help.

Law Office of Rodney Gould

When Not Driving Is Not An Option

Our BEAT DMV guides give you proven techniques that can beat DMV at its own game. Our team includes DMV attorneys, forensic toxicologists, insurance experts and retired law enforcement officers, so whether you’re trying to get a license, renew it, or keep it, we can provide you a comprehensive strategy to solve your entire DMV problem.

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Writs & Appeals to Beat DMV

Writs and appeals are the two methods for overturning adverse decisions by state agencies and superior courts. Both are considered “appellate” remedies, but they operate differently, depending on the nature of the adverse decision itself.

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Stay the Suspension

The first step is to get you driving again, usually within a few days after hiring us. It is only fair that you get to drive during the time it takes us to show the judge DMV was wrong!

Win the Writ

Once you’re driving again, we’ll put our full appellate resources behind overturning the suspension permanently. The writ reinstates your driver license and clears your driving record.

DMV Pays Your Costs

If DMV was “arbitrary and capricious,” the state must pay your attorneys’ fees. The threat of having to pay attorneys’ fees often prompts DMV to settle cases before the court date.

Special Certificate Writ in San Francisco

Rodney Gould was awesome!  DMV took away my special certificate as a School Pupil Activities Bus (SPAB) driver without any reason. Mr. Gould proved them wrong and got my certificate back. Thank you Mr. Gould!

Michael M., San Francisco

Very Appreciative

Rodney Gould got us a writ of mandate in San Bernardino when DMV unfairly suspended my son for zero tolerance. In court the judge took our side on every issue! Rodney is a wonderful wonderful man and has been there for our family through one of the most difficult times in my life. My husband and I are very appreciative.

Becky J., San Bernardino

O.C. Attorney Refers All Writs

DMV isn’t fair nor do they follow the law 100% of the time. Sometimes, you need a writ attorney to step in and fight the DMV on appeal. Rodney Gould is the only attorney I will refer possible writ cases to. Every one of my clients Mr. Gould retained for writ has resulted in a reversal of the DMV decision as well as a stay of suspension. I endorse Mr. Gould and look forward to working with him in the future.

Julia Simmons, Esq., Newport Beach

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When Not Driving Is Not An Option – BEAT DMV

California’s DMV suspends about 350,000 driver licenses a year—more than New York, Texas, Illinois and Florida combined! And that does not include the license applications DMV denies or the renewals DMV refuses.

Even though DMV is usually required to give you a hearing before any adverse action becomes permanent, these hearings are so unfair that only about 7% of motorists ever beat DMV. The rules are complex and grossly favor DMV, and when you get to the hearing, you find that the DMV prosecutor is the same person who decides your case.

Our BEAT DMV guides give you proven techniques that can beat DMV at its own game. Our team includes DMV attorneys, forensic toxicologists, insurance experts and retired law enforcement officers, so whether you’re trying to get a license, renew it, or keep it, we can provide you a comprehensive strategy to solve your entire DMV problem.

Even if your license has already been suspended, there is still hope. In most cases, you can ask a superior court judge to issue an order called a writ of mandate to force DMV to give you your license back. You’ll need a lawyer to get a writ, but we can help you there, too.

In many cases, we can even make DMV pay our fees. If you’re suspended now, contact us immediately to get your license back. There are many ways to use this site. Take some time to educate yourself about all things DMV, the issues and the solutions. We suggest you start with How To Use BEAT DMV.

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We pride ourselves on our responsiveness. If we are not able to speak to you immediately, you can expect a return call within hours, not days.
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Our ability to communicate effectively with our clients and their attorneys in preparing their cases maximizes the chance of success.

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Rodney Gould, Esq. can help anyone anywhere in California with DMV issues.
You have nothing to lose and your license to gain!

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Driving while Google Glass-ing

In what might be a case of first impression in California, a San Diego woman was ticketed Tuesday for driving while wearing Google Glass, supposedly a violation of VC 27602. The section prohibits TVs and monitors from being turned on and facing a driver. She posted her ticket on Google+.… Read... read more

San Jose jacks up $36 ticket to $800

Kurtis Ming‘s Call Kurtis piece on Sacramento’s CBS affiliate reports a Carmichael man’s nightmare after the City of San Jose lost the payments he sent for a traffic ticket. Apparently #DMV was no help even though he showed proof of payment by certified check. Eventually the tab exceeded $800, and he had his tax refund seized and his wage, garnished.… Read... read more

Win Your Case-BEAT DMV

California’s DMV suspends about 350,000 driver licenses a year. That’s more suspensions than in New York, Texas, Illinois and Florida combined! The explanation is simple: California motorists do no get a fair hearing at DMV because the prosecutor and the judge are the same person! If you’re confronted with an unfair suspension, there is hope. A writ of mandate from a judge can force DMV to give you your license … Read... read more

An Introduction to California DMV Writs

A Fancy Way to Say Appeal Most people are familiar with the term “appeal.” When a defendant loses a trial, she may appeal it by asking a higher court to overturn her conviction. To overturn a DMV suspension, a motorist may appeal it by asking a superior court judge to issue a writ. “Writ” is another word for “order.” A writ is a kind of order from a court telling … Read... read more

Winning DMV Writ Issues 1—20

Winning DMV Writ Issue #1 UNDER 21 DRIVER SUSPENDED AT BAC OF ONLY 0.01% In Central California, the Nazerian v. DMV case suggests that Zero Tolerance requires a reading of at least 0.02% to account for the breath machine’s margin of error. Since the machine can only be accurate to within plus-or-minus 0.01 of a given reading, a BAC value of 0.01 really means “somewhere between 0.00 and 0.02.” Anything … Read... read more

How We Can Stop (“Stay”) Your Suspension Immediately?

The California Code of Civil Procedure authorizes a judge to stay the action of any administrative agency of the State while a writ action is pending to challenge that decision. A stay only makes sense if you think about it. If we had no way to put a stop to the damage that could occur during the time it takes a judge to reverse an agency decision, we could never … Read... read more

Do You Even NEED a Writ?

Preliminary Checklist Before you go to the trouble and expense of pursuing a writ, ask yourself if there is an easier way to get what you want. One thing you want, of course, is to be able to drive again after a DMV suspension. Believe it or not, there are several alternatives to consider after a bad DMV hearing. Make sure you or your attorney analyze the issues in your … Read... read more

Winning the DMV Writ Without a Fight

Okay, so it’s not really without a fight; it would have been more precise to say without having to fight all the way. Let me explain. When I go to court to seek a writ, I carry a very big stick. That stick is the one weapon DMV hates most of all: the brutal club of attorneys’ fees. You see, when I win a DMV writ after an arbitrary hearing … Read... read more