What is an Order from the California Department of Motor Vehicles?
All California drivers will receive some type of correspondence from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) at one time or another. If a driver receives documentation from the DMV that is entitled “Order” this means the department has made a decision regarding a person’s privilege to drive and the Order defines what action will be taken.
Essentially, an “Order” informs a driver that a decision has already been made and what action the department is taking. In most cases, the Order will also inform the driver what action they can take to protect their driving privilege.
The most common Notices received by drivers are:
What action should I take after receiving an “Order” from the DMV?
Everything the DMV does is time sensitive so you should assume the Order provides you a specific period of time to react. In most instances where the Order is advising the driver that their privilege to drive is being suspended, the accused person only has 10-14 days to make contact to request a hearing.
Take the time to read the order carefully and be familiar with the specific information regarding when the action will take affect and why. If you need assistance understanding the content of a DMV Order, you can contact a DMV Administrative Advocate for assistance.
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