Driver's License Hearings and Your DUI

Have you been accused of DUI in Lynnwood, Washington? Did you fail a breath test or refuse to take one in Everett, Washington? If so, you may be at risk for almost immediate loss of your driver's license for 90 days or more unless you take urgent action.

If you have been stopped for DUI in King County or Snohomish County, you should contact a lawyer right away. Edmonds, Washington, attorney John F. Segelbaum is highly experienced at representing clients at driver's license hearings and offers a free initial consultation so you can discuss your options.

Understanding the Separate Driver's License Process

The DOL (known in some other states as the DMV), can suspend your driver's license before you are convicted of or even charged with a DUI charge. DOL hearings are completely separate from your criminal trial, operating under different rules and procedures.

If you were stopped for DUI, you may need to promptly request a DOL hearing to protect your driver's license from suspension, even if you have not yet been charged with a crime.

If you refuse to take a breath test, or if you take the test and your blood alcohol content (BAC) is recorded as .08 or higher (.02 for minors), the DOL will begin driver's license suspension proceedings against you. If you do not request a hearing within 30 days, your driver's license will automatically be suspended.

If you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), your CDL will be denied. If you are dependent on your license for your livelihood, it is extremely important that you request a CDL suspension hearing.

Acting Quickly to Protect Your Rights

When you hire John F. Segelbaum, Attorney at Law, to represent you in your DUI case, he will immediately request a driver's license hearing, in order to preserve your right to present evidence in your defense. He will also begin exploring your options, based on the individual circumstances of your case.

If you have been accused of DUI, it is in your interest to make sure that your Lynnwood, Washington criminal defense lawyer is also experienced with DOL driver's license hearings. Contact John to discuss how he can help you with both of these important elements of your case.