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 & Cooper, Inc. can help you.
Contact us for help recovering your right to drive or to fight a conviction from the start.
The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.
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