DUI Defenses and DMV Hearings

An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California means not only going to criminal court, but in almost all cases, it means facing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to keep your driver’s license from being suspended. It is very important to immediately contact a lawyer when you first get arrested for a DUI, because you have ten (10) days from the date you were arrested, to request a DMV hearing. This prevents your driver’s license from being automatically suspended. If you don't request the hearing, your license will automatically be suspended for at least 30 days.


We can meet with you immediately, and contact the DMV on your behalf to demand a DMV hearing be set in your case.  You will be able to legally drive pending the outcome of the DMV hearing.


At Jimenez Law Offices, we start every case assuming our client is innocent until proven otherwise.  We know what the district attorney must prove in a DUI, and we fight until each element is or is not proven. There is always an avenue we can explore in building your defense.

DMV LICENSE SUSPENSION - Arrested for alcohol DUI? An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol (they will not immediately suspend for a drug-only DUI arrest) can result in an immediate suspension of your privilege to drive in California and in the other 49 states of the U.S. (Out-of-state residents arrested for DUI in California will have their drivers license suspended here and in their home state). A DMV suspension can be stopped and beaten. You or your attorney must request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing within 10 days of the date of your arrest to fight the suspension. We have successfully defended hundreds of APS suspensions. Call us today to start the DMV process for you, at 760-345-4777 or text 760-898-9348 / 760-898-0205, 24 hours a day.


DMV COURT CASE - Although you may have to go through the DMV APS hearing process, that's only one part of the ordeal after arrest. You will also be subject to prosecution in the criminal courts where you may not only have your privilege to drive suspended, but you may also be sentenced to jail, ordered to pay a big fine and ordered to attend an alcohol education class as a term of probation. This may be for either an alcohol or drug (or both) DUI arrest. If you call us immediately, we will fully explain all of the potential consequences of your DUI arrest in a free consultation.


DMV UNDER 21 - If you are arrested for a DUI and you are under the age of 21 years old, be aware that different rules apply to your arrest, the DMV proceedings and the court prosecution. You are required to give a breath test to an officer if requested to do so at the time of the DUI stop. If any amount of alcohol is detected, you could be subject to a 1 year license suspension. These breath tests can be fought and can be beaten, whether your under or over 21 years of age. We are the best attorneys in the Coachella Valley to defend you.


Domestic Violence

It is very critical when you are accused of domestic violence that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense law office.  In most domestic violence cases, the prosecution’s main witness is the “alleged victim” who is someone very close to the defendant and often does not want to prosecute the defendant.  Unfortunately, once the police are contacted and an arrest has been made, the alleged victim no longer has control over the criminal prosecution.  The case will proceed to the court phase and it is the district attorney’s job to go forward with the case, whether or not the “alleged victim” wants this to happen.  Let Jimenez Law Offices help you, and your loved ones, in this critical time.

Drug Offenses

From simple possession of any type of a controlled substance, to more serious felony drug charges such as cultivating or manufacturing drugs, Jimenez Law Offices have had great success in defending clients facing drug charges. With more than 37 years of experience in dealing with all types of drug cases in every part of the state, we have the skills, the knowledge and the access to top drug experts, to help you get the best outcome in your case.

Theft, Fraud, and White-Collar Crimes

If you have been accused of a theft crime, call Jimenez Law Offices as soon as possible to discuss your case. A conviction for a theft offense is considered a crime of moral turpitude, meaning it carries adverse consequences if you are not a citizen. Also it can impede your ability to obtain private or government employment, or even prevent you from obtaining certain government licensing that you may need for your employment.


This is not just a party, this is a fest for the local police. At no other music festival in the world are so many fun loving party people arrested for crimes ranging from drug use, possession and sales, under age alcohol use, drunk in public, possession of a fake drivers license or false ID, indecent exposure, lewd activity, assault, resisting arrest, battery and a variety of whatever else the cops can dream up. We are not making this up, as we have represented good people like yourself from almost every state in the union, Canada, China, England and Mexico who have found themselves in jail for having too much fun. We are the most experienced Coachella Fest attorneys in the Coachella Valley as we have seen it all and know what the best defense is to any case that comes to us. Corporate counsel, parents, roommates, brothers, sisters...all have called us first, and last, for their friend, relative or client who needs the best local counsel possible. I have a AV rating (the highest possible) by Martindale and Hubbell that represents a preeminent ranking by attorneys and judges because of my proven skill and experience in my 39 years of criminal defense practice. Call or text us today!


77-564 A Country Club Drive,
Suite 236 - Palm Desert,
California 92211

Phone: 760 345-4777
Fax: 760 406-9326

"As a further testament to his belief that his clients deserve the most aggressive legal defense possible, John Jimenez has been featured on nationally televised news programs (CBS, NBC, ABC, Hard Copy, Inside Edition and Court TV) and in a full length documentary film (Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator) as a dedicated and fierce defender of the criminally accused."

We proudly defend the following areas: Palm Desert, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Indio, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes, Desert Hot Springs, Coachella, Thermal and Mecca.