How DWI Attorneys Deal with Your Suspended License
People who are charged and found guilty of DWI will have their licenses suspended by the DMV, and this is where a good DWI attorney can help you out.
A person arrested for DWI charges are usually subjected to blood or urine testing. Once the blood or urine is extracted it will be taken to the lab to determine alcohol levels in your system, and if it exceeds the level allowed for driving, then your license will be recommended for suspension by the police officer to the DMV.
The DMV will then notify you about this. It is important that you contact your DWI attorney after receiving the suspension notice so that he can take action and schedule a hearing with the DMV. The reason for this is because the lawyer has to make a request within fifteen days of the suspension notice.
A situation that you can experience after you have requested hearing with the DMV is being stopped by a police officer and you don’t have any temporary license in your possession. The proper action of the officer is to release you if he checks on his computer and sees your request for hearing with the DMV. However, if he issues you a ticket despite the hearing request, then you should call the attention of your DWI attorney who can easily deal with this. But, if the officer does not see the hearing request on his computer and arrests you for driving on a suspended license, then you can ask your DWI lawyer to file charges against the DMW for not posting the request.
DWI attorneys usually invited their clients to a pre-hearing conultation. In this consultation, your attorney will go over the police report with you in detail and discuss if you need to appear at the hearing or not. Other issues that the attorney will discuss with you are the different options regarding whether to void the suspension, or to stipulate to the suspension in order to receive a work permit. There are other issues that the attorney will discuss with you on a one-on-one consultation.
Insurance companies should not cancel your insurance coverage until your DWI guilt is established. A conviction would mean cancelled insurance coverage, or higher rates of payment.
It is not only driving under the influence of alcohol that you can be arrested for but also driving under the influence of drugs. There are thousands of arrests made on these charges too. These charges are serious ones but you can still be defended by good DWI defense criminal attorney who has years of experience in this area of the law.