Kansas City Driver's License Hearings
Representation at Your Administrative Hearing
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.
When my license is taken, what is the amount of time given to request a 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.
If your license is in danger of being suspended,
contact a Kansas City DUI lawyer to help you fight for justice at your hearing.
Will I get my license back after my hearing?
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.
How can a DUI Attorney help my hearing?
Our Kansas City DUI Attorneys 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.