Kitsap County License Suspension
When you are charged for a DUI, there are many penalties that you can potentially
face. One of these is the suspension of your license. Losing your ability
to drive can influence you in many ways and it is not until many people
lose this privilege that they understand the extent of it. Having a car
is often necessary for many people to get around, allowing them to commute
to work, doctors' appointments or to get their kids after work. There
are options when you lose your license and our Kitsap County criminal
defense lawyer can help you explore these.
Losing You License
There are two ways that you may have your right to drive restricted when
faced with a DUI. The first is if you are arrested and a license will
be automatically suspended. You can request a hearing and this should
be done within 20 days from the initial arrest. This hearing will allow
you the chance to argue your case and you may be granted the ability to
drive. If you are convicted then a license may be suspended between 90
days to a year depending on the case. Credit is given by the DOL for the
suspension you serve prior to being convicted.
Getting Back Your License
If you are unable to get your license back immediately you can seek limited
driving rights. This can allow you to go to and from certain areas such
as your job. You can also seek the use of the Ignition Interlock Device
during the restriction time frame so that you can drive your car as long
as you are seen to not be under the influence. When having your license
reinstated you will need to go through the process with the DOL after
you have served the time.
Ramirez & Walker, Inc. can help you.
Contact us for help recovering your right to drive or to fight a conviction from