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. After the blood or urine testing, if it shows that the alcohol levels in your body exceeds the allow limit, then the officer will take your results to the DMV and request for the suspension of your driving license.
The DMV will then notify you about this. The first thing you need to do once you receive a notification of suspension is to immediately contact your DWI attorney to schedule a hearing with the DMV on your behalf. After receiving the suspension notice, your lawyer only has 15 days to file a request for a hearing with the DMV.
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 officer should be able to check that out on his computer so that he can release you immediately. If he still writes you a ticket for driving on a suspended license, then you will to bring it to your DWI attorney who can easily take care of it. 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.
Prior to the hearing with the DMV, your DWI attorney will invite you for consultation. 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. The options that will be discussed by your attorney are whether to try to void the suspension or to stipulate to the suspension so that you will be allowed to drive your car to work. This is a one-to-one consolation where your DWI will discuss other important matters with you.
Until your guilt is established, insurance companies should not cancel coverage. 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 are serious charges with serious consequences, but with the help of a good DWI attorney with years of experience, you can still have a good outcome for your case.