Olathe DUI Administrative Hearing Lawyer
DUI & License Suspension in Johnson County
After being arrested for drunk driving, your license will be suspended
according to Kansas law. For a first offense, the suspension will last
between 30 days and one year. A
second offense can result in a 1 year suspension. When this happens, the offender will
be unable to drive him or herself to work, school, appointments, and other
necessary locations, making them dependent on public transportation, friends
and family. As a result of the limited freedom of mobility, their job
could be jeopardized. There may still be an opportunity for him or her
to fight their suspension, however, and that is through an administrative hearing.
If your license is suspended and you need help,
contact Martin & Wallentine, LLC today.
Administrative Hearing Process
It is important that you request an administrative hearing immediately
after being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). You have
only 14 days to file for an administrative hearing. Otherwise, your license
will be suspended without chance of an administrative hearing.
If a timely request is made, you will be granted temporary driving privileges
and a hearing will be scheduled. Your attorney – which you should
have hired by this point – will be provided copies of:
- Arresting officer's certification
- Notice of suspension
- Breath or blood test results
- Test protocol checklist
Your hearing may take place over the phone, or in person upon your request.
The course of the hearing will evaluate the officer's actions and
grounds for arrest, including your failure or refusal of a breath or blood
test. These hearings are not conducted before a judge and jury but instead
take place before an administrative judge. This is why it is vital that
you retain a skilled Olathe DUI attorney who can fight to ensure that
you are treated fairly during your hearing.
Take Action Before It Is Too Late – Contact Us Today
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we have provided skilled representation
in administrative hearings for many years. We understand that your best
chance at freedom might hinge on the results of your hearing, and we will
burn the midnight oil to ensure your case is as strong as can be. When
you let a member of our team argue on your behalf, your chances of regaining
your driving privileges after being charged with DUI could skyrocket.
Call 913.232.2518 now for a free consultation or complete our
online evaluation form.