DUI and employed Drivers in California    

If you are an employed driver or have a job which requires you to have a valid California driver’s license, you usually can’t be convicted of a DUI or lose the DMV hearing because of the license suspension associated with it.  Your options are either a jury trial where you are acquitted or to negotiate a resolution where you never lose your license.  If your employer is not part of the pull notice program, they may not find out about your DUI arrest.  If they are part of the pull notice program, then they will find out about your DUI arrest and will contact you about your case.  Remember, your license is not automatically suspended when you get a DUI.  Usually you can keep your driving privilege valid while you fight your case.           

Saving Your Driver’s License – Hellmandollar plea

You can save your driver’s license if you win the DMV hearing and you get a non-DUI disposition in court.  That is why it is so critical to hire a DUI defense expert to handle your case.  We have saved many employed drivers this way.  The main way this is done is with a Hellmandollar plea.  First, you would plea to a non-DUI charge, like a reckless driving, and the court finds you factually innocent of driving with a BAC of over 0.08%.  With this type of case resolution, you never lose your driver’s license.          

DMV Employer Pull Notice (EPN) Program

The Employer Pull Notice (EPN) Program was established to provide employers and regulatory agencies with a means of promoting driver safety through the ongoing review of driver records. An employer enrolled in the EPN program is assigned a requester code.  The requester code is added to an employee’s driver’s license record.  When an employee’s driver’s license is updated to record an action/activity, a check is made electronically to determine if a pull notice is on file. If the action/activity is one that is specified to be reported under the EPN program, a driver record is generated and mailed to that employer.

EPN Automatic Reporting Requirements

The EPN program automatically generates a driver record when any of the following actions/activities occurs:

  • Convictions
  • Failures to Appear
  • Accidents
  • Driver License Suspensions or Revocations
  • Any other actions taken against the driving privilege

You don’t have to Plead guilty contact our office today for a free same day consultation

Because you have so much to lose as an employed driver, you need the most experienced and aggressive DUI defense attorneys on your side.  Whether it’s defending you in trial or negotiating for a disposition which will allow you to keep your license, you can count on us.  Our experienced and aggressive negotiating efforts usually result in better outcomes for our clients including reduced charges, lesser jail days, shorter classes, smaller fines, and shorter or no license suspensions.  Call our office today at (916) 939-3900 to speak directly to an attorney about defending and protecting your driver’s license.  We are open 24/7/365 to answer your questions.