When a client is facing a 2nd DUI, the consequences are very serious. Clients face the very real possibility of losing their license for at least a year. To make matters worse, you are not entitled to a restricted license during this period. So basically, either you win your DUI DMV hearing or you cannot drive for an entire year. The consequences are brutal. For most people this means financial disaster.
Your choice is to either give up your license or to get an experienced DUI Attorney and fight for your license. The DMV’s hearing process for a DUI is geared towards suspending your license. Your only shot is to have an experienced Attorney that specializes in handling DUI cases attack the DMV’s evidence.
I’ve handled nearly 500 DUI hearings at the DMV. This means I’ve seen all kinds of cases and all possible legal issues and defenses. Most clients who are facing a 2nd Time DUI basically think they have no shot and it’s just a waste of time and money to fight their suspension. The fact of the matter is that DUI hearings are extremely technical and police need to follow specific guidelines in their DUI investigation. A thorough analysis of the police reports will give me the opportunity to find any legal issues or possible defenses that may be argued at your hearing to save your license.
My client had a DUI conviction 8 years ago and was now involved in a serious car accident on the freeway. The police had arrested him for a 2nd time DUI charge and alleged that he caused the accident and had refused the chemical tests. He was facing a 2 year flat suspension of his license.
At the DUI hearing, I presented the testimony of my client. Then, I attacked the police’s handling of the investigation. After the hearing, the hearing officer ruled that our argument was valid and found that my client’s license should not be suspended.
Interestingly enough, my client thought he had no shot at saving his license when I first met him in my office. I was glad we were able to get him working again and supporting his family.