Retaining an attorney is important during administrative hearings
Being arrested on suspicion of DUI can be a terrifying experience for anyone, particularly those who have never had to face the criminal justice system before. When you are arrested for DUI, your license will be immediately revoked, you will be issued a restricted license, and you only have 10 business days to request an administrative hearing to challenge. This hearing is entirely separate from the criminal trial you will face for your charges, and will have a huge impact on whether or not you will be able to retain your ability to drive for at least the next six months or more.
The Law Offices of Joshua T. Crain knows how overwhelming it can be to face your criminal charges, and we strives to provide top-quality and aggressive representation to help each of our clients achieve the best possible outcome. Our Murfreesboro DUI law firm has helped numerous clients navigate their cases, and remains dedicated to protecting their rights and freedoms all along the way. His trial-tested advocacy and exceptional ethics have earned him numerous accolades, including a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo and inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.
EFFECTIVELY FIGHTING YOUR LICENSE REVOCATION
Challenging your license revocation at an administrative hearing is not an easy task, but a necessary one if you want to avoid a mandatory license suspension. If you fail to request a hearing within 10 business days, your license revocation will stand and you will be forced to serve the entire suspension.
Your DUI attorney will have to work quickly to analyze evidence, including:
- A copy of the police report
- Your testimony
- Videotape from the police car
Using this evidence, our legal team can build a solid and aggressive defense of your case to help you fight back against your license revocation. So long as you can prove that the license revocation was unjustified, you can avoid the administrative license suspension that coincides with a DUI charge.
It’s important to remember that this is not the same as your DUI criminal trial. During your administrative hearing, you will plead your case before administrators from the Department of Motor Vehicles. These officials are already not on your side and will be looking to uphold the revocation of your license unless you can mount a strong case that proves your innocence. For this reason, it’s highly advised you retain a DUI attorney who can help you through both this and your criminal trial.