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I Got a DUI – What’s Going to Happen to my License?

The driver’s license portion of a DUI case is one of the more complicated issues to understand.

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Arizona, typically the police officer will take your driver’s license and provide you with a form labeled “Admin Per Se / Implied Consent.”  This form will act as your driver’s license for fifteen days following your arrest.  On the sixteenth day, your license will be suspended for 90 days.   The first 30 days of your suspension will result in absolutely no driving.  If you receive alcohol screening from a state licensed facility, you will be eligible for a restricted licenses for the last 60 days.  A restricted license means you are able to drive to work and school.

During the fifteen days following a DUI arrest, you are able to request an administrative hearing to contest your license suspension.  To do so, you must submit a request in writing to the MVD within 15 days of your DUI arrest.  Once your hearing is requested, your license suspension is postponed until you have your hearing and does not get suspended unless you are found responsible at the hearing.
An experienced Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale DUI attorney will be able to assist you with each stage of the license suspension.   The dedicated DUI lawyer at Matthew Lopez Law requests an administrative hearing for every single of his DUI clients.  Having a hearing gives Mr. Lopez the opportunity to interview the arresting police officer on the record in front of a judge.  Mr. Lopez will also fight the validity of the DUI arrest, which has several benefits for his clients’ criminal DUI case.

A DUI charge can be a scary, overwhelming process.  Don’t go at it alone.  You need the representation of an accomplished attorney to fight your Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale DUI case.  Mr. Lopez is a well-respected criminal defense attorney who fights to get his clients’ case dismissed or reduced.  Call Matthew Lopez Law for a free DUI consult!