I got a 30 day permit in place of my driver's license. Does this mean my license has been suspended?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

No...or not yet.  The permit the officer gave you is a sworn report to the DMV requesting your license be suspended administratively for a minimum of 1 year.  You have thirty days from the date of your arrest to appeal this report and request an administrative hearing.  If you do not request a hearing in thirty days, you license will be suspended automatically on the 46th day after your arrest.  Filing an appeal makes a popstponement possible and can possibly keep a suspension from happening at all.  The hearing is separate from any criminal hearing and its sole purpose is to determine whether or not your driving privilege is suspended and not to determine your guilt or innocence of the DUI.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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