What to Expect at Your DMV Hearing
If you have been charged with a DUI or related offense, you may be surprised when the police confiscate your driver’s license, and the DMV alerts you that your driving privileges have been suspended. Before you ever even get a court date for the crime you are accused of, you may be punished by not being able to drive. While this presents a major inconvenience for most people, it is something that can be appealed, as long as you act quickly.
If your license has been revoked, you will have 30 days to appeal the suspension. If you fail to have the appeal filed in time, your license will remain suspended until after your DUI case has been heard, and possibly longer. This is why it is critical to request a hearing as soon as possible after your arrest. It is equally important to ensure the appeal is filed correctly to avoid problems. If you hire Beaufort DUI to represent you in your case, we can help you not only with the DUI, but also with the appeal and the DMV hearing too.
What is the DMV Hearing?
The DMV hearing should be looked at as an entirely separate situation from the DUI. Whether you are able to get your license back or not will have no impact on your innocence or guilt in your trial, but it is still very important. The DMV will look at a number of factors related to your situation when determining if you will be able to have your driving privileges restored. The following are some of the most important things that will be looked at:
- BAC – Your blood alcohol concentration, which will likely have been determined by a blood test, breath test, or a urine test when you were originally arrested.
- Refusal to Perform Tests – If you refused to complete roadside sobriety tests, or the blood tests, it will impact your chances of getting your license back.
- Arrest – If the offer involved in your case put you under arrest it can have an impact on your right to drive.
- Accident – Did you cause an accident when you were allegedly driving under the influence?
There are other factors that may be considered when at a DMV hearing. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of people fight to restore their driver’s license, which gives us the experience needed to properly respond to this situation and give you the best chance at winning possible.
Ready to Fight for You
Helping you to restore your driving privileges is one of the first things that we will be able to do for you. Getting your license back is essential for getting your life back to normal, and we’ll do everything possible to achieve that goal. Contact Beaufort DUI to discuss your options and get everything moving in the right direction.