DUI: DOL Hearings
If you have been arrested for a DUI, then you should have been given a notice from the Department of Licensing that your license will be suspended or revoked unless you request a hearing.
You only have 20 days from the day of your arrest to request a hearing.
If you fail to request the hearing or do not send in the required fee, then your license will automatically be suspended or revoked.
This administrative suspension or revocation is totally unrelated to any criminal charges against you and can happen even if you are never charged.
First Time Offender = 90 Day Suspension
Refusal to Take the Breath/Blood Test = 1 Year Revocation
Prior DUI Within 7 Years = 2 Year Revocation
Most of the hearings are done by telephone with the Hearing Officer to review the evidence against you. The Hearing Officer acts as judge and jury. At the hearing I can present your legal defense and try to keep out evidence against you.
Given the potential for license suspension or revocation, it is very important to contact a lawyer immediately after you are arrested, so they can fight for your rights.
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If you want to fight your DOL license suspension or revocation, then give me a call to set up a free consultation.