There are two circumstances that frequently result in felony DWI accusations. The first situation occurs when a person is arrested for DWI after three or more prior DWI convictions or DWI-related licence suspensions in the previous ten years. The second possibility is when a person has ever been convicted of a felony level alcohol-related driving offence.
Law enforcement will issue the driver a notice of licence revocation as soon as they are arrested for DWI. After receiving the notice, the person has sixty days to file a court petition challenging the officer’s unilateral decision to revoke their licence. During your initial session, our DWI attorney will go over the process in further detail.
If the person fails to meet the deadline, he or she will lose their licence and will have an alcohol-related loss of licence on their record for the rest of their lives, even if the criminal charges are dropped. If you receive such a warning from law authorities, you must immediately contact a DWI attorney.
In other cases, the Department of Public Safety will mail the warning to the address indicated on the driver’s licence if an alcohol, blood, or urine analysis is not immediately available. The notice will include an effective date as well as a sixty-day window to contest the revocation. In that case, it’s also critical to call a DWI attorney.
The loss of licence is a separate proceeding from the criminal case, and addressing the issue before your initial appearance may be too late. The prosecution and judge will also tell you that they have no control over the administrative licence revocation.
Depending on the driver’s prior convictions and present aggravating factors, the licence revocation time might range from 30 days to 6 years. In some cases, the driver’s licence will be revoked because it is dangerous to the public, and a rehabilitation programme will be necessary.
How a DWI Attorney Can Assist You With Your License Loss
It’s critical to understand that, regardless of the timeline, Adam Johnson and David Lundgren can help you get back on the road so you can continue enjoying your life and earning a living. It’s also crucial to understand that there are a variety of challenges that can be made, which if successful, will result in the administrative licence revocation being revoked (reversed).
Impoundment of plates
If a driver has a blood alcohol percentage of.16 or higher, or several DWI convictions or licence suspensions, the state will impound the driver’s normal licence plates on any vehicles titled in his or her name.
Only those vehicles with those plates will be allowed to be driven by the driver. If the driver buys a new car, he will also need to get specific series registration plates for it.