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Quality DMV Defense From Industry Experts

Quality DMV Defense From Industry Experts

Successful defense at a DMV Dementia Hearing relies on the expertise of the team presenting the case. Our team brings forth the very best experts in the field of Administrative Law, Science, Investigations and DMV Policy. We are specialized in this field and devote ourselves to protecting our Client’s driving freedom.

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We Keep California Drivers on the Road

We Keep California Drivers on the Road

When it comes to protecting your driving privilege, results are the only thing that matter. We’ve conducted scores of DMV Dementia Hearings and our results are among the best in the State. Our goal is to win and that means you keep driving.

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Expert DMV Hearing Defense for Dementia Hearings

Expert DMV Hearing Defense for Dementia Hearings

Our team is highly experienced in DMV Dementia Hearings. No matter the details of your case, we can likely help. Each of our cases is handled with the utmost care and each client is treated with respect and patience.

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Our Mission

We understand our client’s fear and objectives and will strive to meet or exceed their expectations. The mission of California Drivers Advocates is to provide the highest quality representation to our clients at administrative hearings before the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


When it comes to protecting your driving privilege, results are the only thing that matter. We’ve conducted scores of DMV Administrative Hearings and our results are among the best in the State. Our goal is to win and that means you keep your license, and your ability to drive in California.


The Highest Quality DMV Defense isn’t something we preach, it’s what we practice every day. Our team is highly trained and experienced in every facet of our industry. This means that you’re in the best possible hands and protected by a team of DMV hearing professionals who care.  

Why Must I schedule a DMV Hearing for Dementia?

If you have received an “Order of Suspension/Revocation” from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) because they suspect you suffer with Dementia or some other form of Cognitive Decline, this means the DMV has already initiated the process of taking you off the road.  Under the guise of protecting the motoring public, the DMV will arbitrarily move to suspend or revoke the driving privilege of any person it suspects may have a Physical or Mental Disorder that makes them unsafe to drive.

Because Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and several forms of Cognitive Decline can affect a person’s ability to perceive and react to threats on the roadway; because these physical/mental disorders can affect one’s judgement, they are considered dangerous for driving. 

If the DMV has suspended or revoked your driving privilege for Dementia, the suspension is for an indeterminate period of time.  This means the suspension will remain in effect forever, or until you demonstrate that you are fit to drive.  Scheduling a hearing is the only way to introduce evidence and testimony that you are ready to return to the road.

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Dementia DMV Hearing where residents of California are subject to losing their ability to drive.

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Why Suspension For Dementia

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The DMV Dementia Hearing

How Does the DMV Define Dementia/Alzheimer’s

In fulfilling its obligation to protect Public Safety, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will focus upon any person it suspects suffers with any Physical or Mental condition that can affect safe driving. One of the most aggressively investigated issues is the driver who has been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about Dementia and the California DMV.

Why is the California DMV Concerned about Dementia

As the Nation’s Baby Boomers age, the frequency of drivers being diagnosed with varying forms of Cognitive Decline is increasing at an alarming rate. In California alone, an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with Cognitive Decline, Dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease each year. Of course, the vast majority of those people are licensed to operate motor vehicles and that becomes a huge concern for the DMV. Learn more about Dementia License Suspensions at the DMV here.

How Does The DMV Become Aware of a Dementia Diagnosis

The DMV interfaces so much with the public that it is literally “hardwired” into the very fabric of California society and thus will receive a tremendous amount of information on drivers from a wide variety of sources. Additionally, the California State Legislature has mandated that some “mandatory reporters” provide information to the DMV, even if you or I consider that information to be private. Learn more about Dementia Notification at the DMV here.

Why Take My Ability to Drive

When considering a person’s Physical/Mental Fitness to drive, the DMV will be concerned about any medical, physical or mental disease or disorder that could potentially affect one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle.The fact is operating a motor vehicle requires a complex set of skills that can be adversely affected by certain medical disorders. Learn more about why the DMV attempts to take your license for dementia here.

You Have The Right To Fight

If you have received an “Order of Suspension/Revocation” in the mail, this does not mean the DMV may suspend your license. The Order means that the suspension has already been ordered and you are off the road. The Order of Suspension/Revocation will tell you the reason for the suspension, the effective date of suspension, and that you must contact the DMV within 14 days to request a hearing (10 days if notice if given in-person). Learn more about scheduling a hearing and fighting for your license here.

Understand the Dementia Hearing Process

Once a driver has received notification of a Suspension or Revocation, it is critically important that they react quickly. There is normally a very brief window of opportunity to contact the Driver Safety Office and request a hearing. It is imperative the driver make the initial contact with the department within 14 calendar days or risk forfeiture of their right to a hearing. Learn more about a DMV Dementia hearing here.

 What Happens if I don’t Request a Hearing?

 It is not a criminal act to not request a hearing.  You can’t be arrested, you can’t be charged and you don’t make your situation any worse by not requesting a hearing. In short, if you don’t request a hearing, the only thing that occurs is that your driver license will remain suspended or revoked until you do something to change it.

Because a suspension/revocation for Dementia is for an indeterminate period, there is no time element where the license is automatically reinstated.  If you don’t schedule a hearing, you simply cannot drive until you do……………….. however long that might be.

Our 2017 DMV Hearing Victory Quick Statistics

26/27 Won - Medical Disorder Hearings
24/24 Won - Negligent Operator & Lack of Skill Hearings
50/52 Won - Lapse of Consciousness Hearings

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Don’t let the DMV steal your freedom and independence before it is necessary.

Being diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or Cognitive Decline is a frightening and demoralizing event.  Just because you have been diagnosed with one of these disorders does not mean, however, that you are unfit to drive.  In fact many people diagnosed with progressive Cognitive Disorders are able to drive and live productive lives for many years.

Our team Administrative Advocates, Retired DMV Hearing Officers, for Police Officers, Investigators and Scientists have the training and experience to protect you.