Driver’s license suspensions are mandatory penalties imposed upon drivers arrested for DUI or DWI. How will DUI lawyers help with a license suspension? The answer to this question is dependent upon many factors. The laws in the state where you were arrested have an impact on how much your attorney is able to help reduce your license suspension.
The amount of times you have been arrested for a DUI also affects how much your lawyer is able to help with your license suspension. DUI second offense charges are harder to defend. Many first-offense laws allow for some leniency provided driver safety, driver education or alcohol/substance abuse classes are completed.
A hardship license lawyer works to try and secure you the ability to drive to work and back on a restricted license as well. DUI second offense or third offense charges likely negate the ability for hardship or work-related license leniency, however.
It is possible to find information about license suspension laws in your state online before even consulting a DUI attorney. One common way to do this is by entering the words “getting license back after DUI,” in a Google search window, followed by the state in which you live.
Mandatory suspension laws and information about how to attain a hardship license available from a variety of credible sources. Second and third-offenses are typically not eligible for reduced suspensions or hardship license leniencies.
Your DUI lawyer goes over the case file to try and find mistakes made by the arresting officers or flaws in the breathalyzer test used to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). License suspensions last from approximately three months to multiple years.
The length of your suspension depends on the number of DUI offenses you have been charged with. Suspension length is also impacted by the various circumstances involved in your DUI arrest.
A qualified DUI attorney helps you navigate all laws and possibilities to get you the least amount of suspension time possible by law.