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 whole livelihood 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, contact the Johnson County, KS attorneys at 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 Johnson County 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.
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