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.
A notification of the suspension will then be sent to your by the DMW. 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.
You may experience a situation where you don’t have a temporary license in your possession and you are stopped by a police officer, after you have filed a request for a DMV hearing. 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. 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. 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 alcohol influence that are arrested by police officers but also drug influence. There are many people arrested while driving high on drugs. Hiring a good DWI attorney will assure you of the best results if you are laid a serious charge of driving while high on drugs.