If you’ve been accused of driving under the influence (DUI), a police officer might have gotten the process started for your license suspension. Typically, if an officer arrests an individual on suspicion of a DUI, he or she will send a message to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) regarding the arrest. Upon receipt of a notification of a DUI, DPS will automatically suspend your driving privileges for a specific period. Before DPS reinstates your license, you must satisfy your suspension requirements first.
Arguing your case can be particularly tricky if you know nothing about the law, legal language, and how DMV hearings work. If you need help getting your license back, let us help. Our Norman criminal defense attorneys are incredibly familiar with the DUI process, including DMV hearings.
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If you’re arrested for a DUI, you can contest your suspended license at a DPS administrative hearing. To request a hearing, you should complete a Request for Hearing or Modified Driver’s License form and submit it in person at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety office. You can also mail it in. The DMV will respond with a letter informing you when and where the hearing will be scheduled.
Remember, you only have 30 days from the mailing date of the suspension notice to a request a hearing and contest a suspension.
If you are convicted of a DUI, you may not be able to contest a suspension. Typically, a 1st-time DUI conviction can lead to a suspension ranging from 90 days to 5 years. However, if you are likely to avoid a conviction, contesting the suspension is even more vital.
DMV hearings are usually conducted in front of a judge. One of our skilled Norman DUI lawyers can represent you at your hearing in front of one of these administrative judges. We can take a look at the specifics of your circumstances and mount the best defense possible to help reinstate your driving privileges. The Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C. has more than 50 years of legal experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you.
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