Negligent Operator Hearing

Defending Your License at a Negligent Operator Hearing

Too Many Points within a Specified Period

The Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) is based on negligent operator points. NOTS actions are based on the number of negligent operator “points” drivers add to their driving record within specified time periods. Negligent operator points are added to the driving record upon receipt of conviction notices from courts and reports of responsible collisions from law enforcement which indicate that the driver contributed, was at fault, or was responsible to any degree or in any amount for the collision. The initial reporting of the responsibility for a collision by law enforcement can be refuted by credible evidence presented by the driver at an administrative hearing.

The Law Office of Nicole Irmer has successfully saved the driving privileges of our clients.  In addition, Nicole’s efforts have, in many instances allowed her clients to remain driving, while waiting for the DMV hearing through the process known as a “stay” on the departmental action. A stay is a temporary withholding of a department action, such as a suspension or revocation, until a decision is made at a hearing or departmental or court review.

Fatal or Serious Injury Accident

If you are involved in a fatal or serious injury accident, the DMV may take action against your driver’s license.  The DMV may take a negligent operator action, even though you may not have accumulated negligent operator points.  If you are involved in such an accident, this is a stressful and uncertain time in your life, at the Law Office of Nicole Irmer we can appreciate the magnitude of pressure you may be feeling.  Nicole is highly experienced in handling these matters. She has successfully prevailed at this type of DMV hearing resulting in the preservation of the client’s driving privileges.