If charged with drunk driving in Minnesota, you know you can expect to go to criminal court to address your case at some point. Did you also know you’ll need to attend an administrative hearing as well? It is at the administrative hearing where the future of your driving privileges will be determined.
DUI arrest equals an automatic suspension of your license
Following a DUI arrest, your driver’s license is generally suspended automatically, at least temporarily. You are given a set number of days after your arrest to go before the Department of Motor Vehicles to address the suspension. If the suspension holds, the length of it depends on a number of factors, such as:
- DUI incidents on record
- Test refusal
A license suspension resulting from a DUI arrest can last anywhere from 90 days to years. In extreme cases, it is possible to lose your license completely. Getting your driving privileges restored as soon as possible can be a bear, but it is possible.
The DMV hearing is not as formal as addressing the DUI charge at a criminal trial in Minnesota, but it is still something to treat seriously and prepare for. Thankfully, you do not have to address the matter on your own. You do have the right to have legal counsel of your choosing at your side to represent you, which may be to your benefit.
There are several personal and professional reasons to fight to have our driving privileges restored. The sooner you act to do that, the better off you’ll be. To learn more about how legal counsel can help you address your DUI charge and administrative hearing, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.