Will I Lose My Driver's License For a DUI?
Solano County DUI Defense Attorneys
When you are stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of DUI and subsequently tested above the legal limit, you will be issued a temporary driver's license good for only 30 days. All DUI convictions include the suspension or revocation of your driver's license for a period of time.
For a first-time DUI offense, you can expect to be unable to operate your car or other vehicle for 4 months. If you have a prior conviction within the last 10 years, you will have your license suspended for 1 year. There are options, however. Firstly, you have the right to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest.
Defense Attorneys for DUI Charges: For First Time DUI and Prior Convictions
If the law enforcement officer did not have reasonable cause to believe you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if you were unlawfully detained, or you were not warned about the consequences of refusing the test, you may have a case that would help you to avoid license suspension.
At Maas and Russo, we can evaluate your case and your situation and advise you what can be done to help you fight to retain your legal right to operate a vehicle. There are frequently viable opportunities to accomplish this, and you deserve to find out whether these are present in your case.
Those with prior convictions for DUI can face real challenges, as state lawmakers have increased the penalties for repeat offenders. No matter what your situation, our legal team at the firm is ready to help you fight back, both in court on the criminal charge, and at a DMV hearing. We are zealous advocates for the rights of our clients; if you were illegally stopped or were subjected to incorrect testing procedures, or other violation, we will take action to help you fight to keep your license at a DMV hearing.
We will present evidence to support the case, and do everything possible to help you retain the legal right to drive. Call today.