Avoid License Suspension or Revocation After a DUI/DWI Arrest
When you are pulled over for drunk driving and are found to be over the legal limit, you will not only face criminal penalties, you may also be subject to administrative repercussions like the loss of your driving privileges. A first-offense drunk driving arrest might only result in a seven day license suspension. However, multiple DUI/DWI convictions can dramatically impact your chances of a successful defense and of keeping your license.
License Suspension After Multiple DUI/DWI Offenses
If you are arrested for second-offense drunk driving, your license will be suspended/revoked for a period of 60 days immediately following your arrest. Additionally, if it is your third offense, your license will automatically be suspended until your criminal DUI/DWI trial date.
Our criminal defense attorneys can advise you of your rights and guide you through the process of building a case. If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, the police officer will complete a criminal complaint indicating the grounds for the arrest (What was your BAC? Did you have slurred speech? Were any field sobriety tests performed? Did you show other signs of being intoxicated? Why were you initially pulled over?) We can file a motion to challenge the officer's probable cause for the underlying traffic stop and the subsequent arrest. If you are successful in demonstrating that there was not probable cause, it may be possible to have a license suspension rescinded and charges against you dropped.
You Have Questions About DUI...We Have Answers.
At Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, we have considerable experience handling administrative license hearings relating to criminal Fairfax, Virginia DUI/DWI cases. If your driving privileges are in jeopardy, talk with our skilled DUI defense lawyers at our law firm. Contact Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC for a free initial consultation.