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.

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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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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.
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DMV to Speed Licensing of Undocumented Drivers

DMV to Speed Licensing of Undocumented Drivers

California’s controversial A.B.60 licensing program–allowing undocumented motorists to obtain valid driver’s licenses–is experiencing the problems of success. Six months into the new law, the DMV has received about 642,000 applications and issued about 341,000 driver’s licenses. The influx of applications has caused a backlog across the state. New procedures, however, promise to streamline the process and speed up the approval. Recently DMV has expanded the number of acceptable documents applicants may submit to establish their identity, which in turn reduces the number of applications sent for “secondary review.” Among the documents now accepted are California residency documents issued by any government within the U.S. (not just the federal government); Consular cards from Colombia and Ecuador; Identification cards from Ecuador; Passports from Tonga, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea. By accepting more types of documents as proof of identity, DMV hopes to reduce the number of applications sent for “secondary review” by examiners. Erika Paz, who for the past year has mobilized many undocumented Inland residents to apply for licenses, said she’s heard from many people who have waited about six months to hear from the DMV in order to schedule their secondary review interviews. But things are improving. “Something that’s good is we’re seeing a lot more people get their letters to go to their interview,” Paz said. “We’re seeing...
DMV Accepts More Documents for AB60 Licenses

DMV Accepts More Documents for AB60 Licenses

DMV has made it easier for motorists to get licenses under the so-called undocumented motorist program established by Assembly Bill 60. As of June 30, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin accepting: California residency documents that are issued by any government within the U.S., not just the federal government. Consular cards from Colombia and Ecuador. (The Colombia Consular Card was added to the list of accepted documents in anticipation of the new Consular card being produced by the Colombian Consulate. Currently this card is not in production.) Identification cards from Ecuador. Passports from Tonga, Sri Lanka, and Republic of Korea. Motorists with these documents will no longer have to provide their birth certificates as...
New Hampshire DUI Drivers Get “Do-overs”

New Hampshire DUI Drivers Get “Do-overs”

The Fox News affiliate in Boston reports that the New Hampshire Attorney General is reviewing “hundreds” of DUI arrests made by 64 police officers. The reason? They may not have really been certified to give the breathalyzer test that was used to support the arrests. All police officers in New Hampshire undergo a yearly certification to make sure they stay current on breathalyzer technology. This year the state used an online certification program which contained a computer glitch, giving officers credit for an answer even if they got it wrong. Thus, some officers were declared to have passed the re-certification when they really didn’t. Officials have identified more than 100 cases so far, and those motorists will get to re-do their...