Las Vegas DUI Lawyer
Charges for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or
drugs will lead to various
punishments. One common one that many are slapped with includes the suspension of
a driver license. While it may not sound as serious as jail time that
some may face, a license suspension can be damaging in a number of ways.
Without the ability to drive, many people are restricted to where they
can go and if they can meet their obligations such as getting to work.
They can be forced to turn to other forms of transportation or friends
and family for rides, which can be unreliable and inconvenient.
DUI arrest, you have only 7 days to contact the
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and request a hearing to challenge your driver's license suspension.
If the hearing request is not filed within 7 days, your license will be
suspended. In order to ensure the formal request is filed correctly and
you have the chance to vacate your license suspension, it is best to consult a
Las Vegas DUI lawyer and have him or her act on your behalf to file the request.
License Suspension Hearing
In Nevada, an administrative license suspension hearing will typically
be conducted at the DMV Office of Administrative Hearings. They are most
often held approximately 4-7 months following the date of the arrest and
are conducted similarly to a typical court trial, but there is no jury
and an administrative judge will preside rather than a criminal or civil
During the hearing, the officer who made the arrest will be present to
testify and be cross-examined by your lawyer. Your defense attorney may
call other witnesses to testify as well, and the judge may consider physical
evidence just as in a typical court trial. During the hearing it will
need to be demonstrated that there is a valid reason to reinstate all
or some driving abilities. Generally, the judge will not give a decision
at the DMV hearing. Rather, your criminal defense attorney will usually
be notified by the court of the decision in approximately 30 days.
Call today for competent and aggressive representation!