Physical and Mental Evaluations are commonly triggered by a referral from a law enforcement officer or medical professional. Once the referral is made, licensees will be subjected to a medical evaluation, eye examination, written test, driving test, and an in-person hearing. We can help you navigate the various obstacles in the most efficient and effective manner.
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We are a law firm founded by a former prosecutor and dedicated to protecting the rights of drivers before the California DMV. Our mission is not only to advocate, but also to manage every step of the process with the goal of getting you back on the road as safely and efficiently as possible.
Types of Hearings
Negligent Operator actions often stem from too many speeding or traffic infractions within a relatively short period of time. They may also be the result of car accidents or other moving violations. Our objective in these kinds of cases is to advocate for our client by presenting evidence and argument regarding unique circumstance and why our licensee can be a safe driver going forward.
Admin Per Se or "APS" hearings are initiated after being arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver only has 10 days to contact the DMV and request an APS hearing, otherwise, the driving privlege will automatically be revoked 30 days from the date of the incident.
Accidents resulting in death may trigger a one year license suspension, however, you have a right to a hearing in order to better explain the unique circumstances.
Missing a court date may trigger a license suspension, even for traffic court or other minor infractions. We can help you clear your your failure to appear along with any outstanding warrants so that you may get your license reinstated as quickly as possible.
California law requires you to have auto insurance and your privlege to drive may be revoked if you do not comply.
Our firm is managed by Attorney William M. Aron.
William M. Aron is a graduate from the Duke University School of Law and an active member of the California State Bar Association. While at Duke University, Mr. Aron also earned an M.A. in Psychology, authoring a paper examining the efficacy of polygraph examinations in a criminal law context. His formal education also includes negotiation and dispute resolution research as a visiting scholar at Bond University in Sydney, Australia and a stint as a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Aron served as a Deputy District Attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he honed his jury trial skills in the process of prosecuting hundreds of DUI and criminal cases. While in private practice, he served as a visiting professor of law through the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea Program and has furnished litigation consulting services to some of the largest law firms in the United States.
Mr. Aron is a Central Coast native and is active in the community. He currently serves on the board of directors of Life, Inc., a non-profit organization which seeks to provide resources and education for at-risk youth.
What do our clients say?
Bill took my call personally and he immediately understood how he could provide immense value to me in both reducing my stress and protecting my rights. His one time fee covered all necessary proceedings. He handled my case professionally and quickly, and I am very happy that my license was never suspended.Mike
At a time filled with stress and doubt, William Aron was honest, straightforward, and assuring. It couldn't have been more appreciated.Gary
Resources & FAQ
- DMV website
- DMV.org (a private company)
- DMV hearing information
- DMV's Senior Drivers Information
- AARP's Driver Safety Program
- The Golden Road: Today's Senior Drivers PBS/KQED
- American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
- William M. Aron, Esq. bar profile
Do I need a lawyer to represent me?
You are not required to have an attorney, but persons that do have an attorney have a much higher chance of success and report that the process was much less stressful and overwhelming than those that try to go it alone.
Do you provide free consultations?
Yes. We want to get to know you and your unique situation so that we can determine if we can help you before accepting you as a client.
What kinds of services can you provide in DMV hearings?
- Pre-hearing medical evaluation compliance and submission
- Vision screening information and referrals, if necessary
- Written examination procedures, materials, and resources
- Driving examination requests, scheduling, preparation, and driving instructor referrals
- Motions for reexaminations of both written and road tests
- Requesting a Special Instruction Permit on your behalf if you would benefit from driving lessons
- Preparing you for testifying in your DMV hearing
- Attending your DMV hearing with you and advocating for you every step of the way
- Representation at any follow up hearings that may be required
- Negotiation of any creative resolutions that may be applicable such as local area drive permits
Will you appear at my hearing?
We will be sure that you will not face your DMV hearing alone. We will be there in person to help you before, during, and after the hearing.
Do you have access to other resources that may be helpful to me?
Yes. We work closely with driving instructors, doctors, other professionals, and of course, DMV hearing officers to give you the tools and resources to get back on the road safely and efficiently.
How much do your services cost?
We will be able to quote you a flat fee for all reasonably necessary services so that you will know exactly what to expect. We are upfront and transparent with every aspect of our representation.
Where are you services available?
While our main office is in Santa Barbara, we have satellite locations throughout California and we can accept your case anywhere within the State. We will come to you!