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Kansas City Driver's License Hearings

Representation at Your Hearing

When you blow over the legal limit or you refuse to blow, the police officer takes your driver's license and issues you a 14-day permit in Kansas or a 15-day permit in Missouri with instructions on how to apply for a hearing. You must request a hearing within the 14 or 15 day period or your license will automatically be suspended. A timely request for a hearing will automatically extend your permit until the case is over.

The issues at the hearing include whether the police had reasonable grounds to arrest you for DUI and whether you either tested above the legal limit or refused the test. If you win, you get your license back. If you lose, your license will be suspended. Suspension periods for breath test failures range from 30 days to one year, while suspensions for breath test refusals are for one year. Both suspensions may be followed by a period of ignition interlock lasting from months to years. You may be eligible to receive a hardship license after a brief period of time to drive to work, school and alcohol classes, and possibly with the requirement of ignition interlock.

Need a lawyer for a driver’s license hearing in Kansas City?

Having an experienced Kansas City DUI attorney represent you at the hearing allows your rights to be properly defended and increases the likelihood of a favorable outcome. Your attorney can examine the circumstances under which you were stopped for suspicion of DWI and review whether or not the police officer did, in fact, have due cause for his or her actions. He can analyze all aspects of your breath and blood tests and any field sobriety tests to determine if they were correctly administered and interpreted. These factors can all be addressed in the hearing in fighting for your right to retain your driving privileges. If your license is in danger of being suspended, contact a Kansas City DUI lawyer to help you fight for justice at your hearing.

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