Experienced Guidance On DUI Administrative Suspension Matters
With each DUI or DWI arrest, two different and distinct consequences arise.
The first is your criminal DUI or DWI charge.
The second is the administrative suspension of your driving privileges. Even if it’s your first criminal DUI or DWI charge, you can lose your driving privileges for 30 days to as much as one year. If you’ve had previous DUI/DWI charges, you could increase the administrative suspension time of your driving privileges up to even 5 or 10 years.
Determining The Length Of A Suspension
Many variables concern how long you may lose your driver’s license or driving privileges. The steps to reinstate your license are also complex. For example, an SR-22, a reinstatement fee and/or completion of a driver’s education program (SATOP) may be necessary.
Unlike the court dates for your criminal charges, to fight your administrative suspension from the Department of Revenue, you have a very short timeframe within which to act, and to appeal your driver’s license suspension. In some cases, you have as little as 12 days from the date of the traffic stop to file a Request for Hearing or a Petition for Refusal of a Breathalyzer under the State Statute: RSMo. Section 577.041.
Contact Me To Discuss Your Options
Whether you took a breathalyzer, or refused to take a breathalyzer, you need to work with an experienced DUI or DWI defense attorney. To learn more about how David M. Lurie, call me at 816-221-5900 or fill out an online contact form.