If you are charged with DUI, you will be given an initial court date that is weeks or even months after your arrest. Even though it may seem as if you have a lot of time before your court date, it is important for you to give us a call right away to get started on your case.
There are several things that we can do early on with your case that we will not be able to do later. First, if you are charged with DUI, it is likely that your driver’s license will be suspended as of the date of your arrest. You will then be given a temporary driver’s permit that will be valid for the next 30 days. However, you only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to contest the suspension of your driver’s license and ask for a formal hearing from the DMV. If you do not request a hearing within 10 days, your right to have a hearing will be waived and your license could be automatically suspended for one year.
License suspension is a huge inconvenience. However, it can be easily prevented if you call us to get started on your case as soon as possible.We request DMV license suspension hearings regularly for our clients. These hearings are easily granted as long as they are within 10 days of your arrest. We can file the necessary materials to help protect your license and start on your DUI defense.
There are other advantages to giving us a call early on in your case. Doing so will give us enough time before your initial court appearance so that we can discuss the evidence (or lack of evidence) with the prosecutor and start formulating your defense. In many instances, this can help either lessen the charges that you are facing or keep you out of court altogether.
We are ready to start on your DUI defense. The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can help you get your life back. You can also submit a free online case form online for legal support.