What Happens At DMV Hearings After a DUI?
After being arrested for a DUI, you will have a DMV hearing if you request one. DMV hearings are entirely separate from your criminal court cased and will NOT address whether you are guilty of a criminal act. At your DMV hearing, a DMV officer will determine if your license is suspended. You will likely receive a letter in the mail indicating the status of your license after your hearing.
Being prepared for your DMV hearing is key to increasing your chances of winning your hearing. It’s important to note that you (or your attorney) only have 10 days to request a hearing after your arrest or the hearing is deemed a loss by default and your license will be suspended.
How to Prepare DMV Hearings
You want to prepare for the DMV hearing. Preparation does not guarantee success, but preparation definitely increases the chances of winning your hearing. One key step to prepare for your DMV hearing is to request the evidence being used against you from the law enforcement agency that arrested you. Additionally, if you’ve retained an attorney, this is their chance for your attorney to explain the circumstances of your arrest and hopefully prevent the suspension of your driver’s license.
What Happens If I Win or Lose My DMV Hearing?
If you win, then you keep your license. In the event that you lose your DMV hearing, your license is revoked. There are steps you can take to reinstate your license on the same day that your license is suspended. For further information, visit my other blog post: https://www.flockoflegals.com/dmv-dui-process/
We Can Help
While there’s never a guarantee that a DMV hearing will go your way, your best chance at getting the best possible outcome for your case is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. When it comes to DMV hearings, time is critical when it comes to protecting your license after a DUI. Give the Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher a call today to see how we can help you with your particular case by calling 800-797-8406.