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Simms and Associates

Suspended Driver License Attorney | Derek Simms

DMV Administrative Hearing Lawyer

The issue of administrative drivers license suspension is often overlooked by the individual charged with a DUI. Many are not aware that it can happen prior to a DUI conviction.

Automatic Suspension of Your License

If you blow .08 or above into a breathalyzer or you refuse the breath test, you will temporarily lose your license. While a DUI is a criminal matter, the license suspension is an administrative matter that will take effect unless you respond within 10 days of your DUI arrest. At Simms & Associates, we assist our clients by preserving their ability to drive.

Your Rights to Drive under the Law

By requesting a DMV Administrative Hearing before the Department of Public Safety, we may be able to prevent the suspension of your driving privileges. If you lose your license at that administrative hearing, you are entitled to judicial review of your suspension. We can stop your license from being suspended for DUI unless (or until) there is a conviction on that charge.

Benefits of Keeping Your License
You do have the right to drive following your DUI arrest. It requires a proactive approach from a knowledgeable DUI attorney to prevent an administrative driver's license suspension. Losing your license can cause you to lose your job, which can reflect badly as we negotiate with prosecutors. If you are a gainfully employed client who is proactive in dealing with any alcohol problems and respectful of legal authority, it can make a difference in how the DUI charge affects your life. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.