If you are charged with a DWI violation, and your license gets suspended, then your DWI attorney can help you go through the process of dealing with the DMV.
Blood or urine testing are conducted by police officers on those they have arrested for DWI charges. 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.
Once the request is receive by the DMV, they will send you notification of the suspension. Once you receive a notice of suspension, it is important that you contact a DWI attorney immediately so that he can request a hearing on your behalf. This has to be done as soon as possible because you only have 15 days after receiving the notice 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 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. If you arrested for driving with a suspended license since the officer did not find any request on his computer, then you can ask your DWI attorney to file charges against the DMV for failure to inform the police of the hearing request.
Before the DMV hearing, your DWI attorney will invite you for a consultation. Your DWI lawyer will go through the police report and determine if you need to be present 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. These are not the only options that you DWI attorney will discuss but much more and this is a one-on0one consultation conducted before the hearing with the DMV.
It is important that insurance companies do not can coverage unless you are found guilty of the charges laid upon you. You insurance coverage can either be cancelled or you will have to pay higher rates if you are convicted of your DWI case.
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. 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.