Defending your Right to Drive
If you have been arrested for DUI in Woodstock, Canton or anywhere in Cherokee County, part of the process involves a hearing to determine if your driver's license should be suspended. This is completely separate from the DUI trial and is done by the Department of Driver Services. You have only 30 days from your arrest to request a hearing to challenge the suspension of your license. This request must be submitted in writing and it is usually done with the help of a Cherokee County DUI lawyer familiar with such hearings and what evidence to provide to take action to avoid license suspension.
DUI Attorney in Cherokee County: ALS Hearings Lawyer
At the hearing, a hearing officer will be determining the following:
- Did the law enforcement officer who arrested you actually have reasonable grounds to believe that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at the wheel?
- Did any accident, injury, or fatality occur?
- Was the client properly advised of implied consent rights, and what the consequences are when refusing to be tested for drugs or alcohol?
- Did the client refuse to be tested?
- Did the test register above the legal limits (.08% for adults, .02% or above for under 21, and .04% for those who are licensed as a commercial driver)?
- Was the test administered correctly by a person who was qualified to administer such tests?
Every case has its own unique circumstances. There have been countless cases in which the testing was incorrectly administered. There are also cases in which the testing equipment was not properly calibrated or maintained. In others, police procedure was seriously violated, and this can be addressed by the attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson in order to challenge the suspension of your driver's license.
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, it is crucial that you get legal representation from a DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson as quickly after the arrest as possible. There are only 30 days to act if you want to fight to keep your right to drive. The team will review the case and seek out the possible defense options depending upon your situation. The firm has assisted countless clients to keep their right to drive and avoid the problem of a suspended license.
Contact a Cherokee County ALS Hearing Attorney from the firm today for your legal aid.