My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I was arrested on DUI charges about 8 months ago. My car was involved in an accident on a dark country road. When the police came I was out of the car and told them I was in the backseat and the driver fled the scene. One witness said they saw me come out of the car and one witness said I was not driving, a long blonde female was driving (I have short black hair and am a male). I went to a few court dates and no witnesses showed up and the arresting officer did not show up. I had my DMV hearing and my license was suspended long before my case was dismissed n criminal court. However, 4 months ago all charges were dismissed. My question is can I ask DMV for another hearing and if so, how do these appeals work? Will they take into account differing witness statements and the fact that criminal charges were dismissed for lack of evidence?