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Saving or regaining driving privileges after a DUI

On Behalf of | Sep 5, 2019 | Firm News

A DUI is a serious charge, and it comes with strong consequences. In fact, the first penalty occurs immediately, when the officer confiscates the driver’s license.

This can prove to be quite inconvenient. Thankfully, there are options that may help to expedite regaining driving privileges quickly after a DUI.

Reporting mistakes

The best way to fight and possibly remove a DUI charge is to find any errors with the arrest or documentation process. If the officer completes the documentation incorrectly, or does not follow proper protocol, it is possible to get the case dismissed. However, it is important to understand that certain elements may still affect your ability to receive your license. For example, in the case of a refusal to submit to a chemical test, in the state of Kentucky, such refusal does automatically come with the penalty of a minimum 30 day license suspension, even if the court revokes the DUI offense.

A hearing

For those who are unable to find any discrepancies with the arrest procedure or paperwork, filing for a hearing is the next critical step in regaining driving privileges. It is best to do this as soon as possible after the DUI incident. Once the hearing is established, parties should work to create a proper defense against the charge. If the party has any evidence to support any claims against the charge, he or she should prepare to present them in court, in a clear and concise manner. It can also be beneficial to practice rebutting any arguments the officer may present. Utilizing the ticket can be helpful in accomplishing this. For those who choose to work with an attorney, it can be quite beneficial. Not only is an attorney abreast of the current DUI laws, but an experienced attorney will also know the best possible defense options to regain your driving rights as soon as possible.

It may not be an easy task to fight a license suspencion, but it is possible. Understanding the process and possible options is key to determining the best choice for your situation.