What about my driver's license?
There is a way to get your license back but you must act IMMEDIATELY. . .
- I only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to appeal your license suspension.
- Your driving privileges continue for 30 days from the date of your arrest, but the period for initiating your appeal is 15 days.
- This is not the same as your court date. This is a completely separate hearing and a separate deadline.
- The first step is to request a hearing with the Department of Public Safety. If that request is not received by the Department of Public Safety within 15 days of your arrest, you will lose your license and this revocation cannot be appealed.
- The appeal is technical in nature and is based upon the Board of Test guidelines and procedures followed by the police. This requires an experienced DUI LAWYER.
- The Department of Public Safety does not give work or daytime licenses. You either get it back completely or not at all.
- You may be able to get a modification for driving but this is AFTER your license is suspended.
- You are entitled to a hearing, even if your license was suspended at the time of your arrest.
Many lawyers will tell you trying to get your license back is a waste of time.
It is for them because they do not know the procedures and polices to effectively fight for you or they just don’t care.
Think------ If we appeal your license suspension and loose, the worst that can happen is that your license will be suspended. THAT IS THE SAME THING THAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU DON’T FIGHT, so this appeal is actually free representation for you. ALSO, there are some important tactical advantages to having the hearing.
Also, DO NOT let an attorney “phone in” this hearing. He would do this because he does not value your case enough to spend the time to physically appear in another court. Again, there are tactical reasons why your attorney should physically appear for this hearing.
DO NOT GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT—Only good things can come from having this hearing.