DUI lawyer Mark N. Weingart has helped many drivers charged with DUI to make the best out of bad situations, often getting their charges reduced and sometimes even dropped altogether. He has also been instrumental in helping his clients understand their rights, educating them about the laws relevant to their cases and making sure that they fully understand their legal options.
If you are facing DUI charges, you may be wondering how these charges will affect the status of your driver’s license. It is entirely possible that your license has been suspended already, even though you have yet to be convicted of an offense. You may be wondering how the government of Arizona can exercise such authority, infringing on your freedoms in what seems like so blatant a manner. When you arrange a case evaluation with Mark. N. Weingart at his office in Tempe, DUI and suspended license issues will be discussed in detail along with other issues related to your charges and your rights.
Of course, by hiring an attorney who is capable of presenting the strongest possible DUI defense on your behalf, you improve the chances that you won’t have to worry about the ramifications of a DUI charge on your driver’s license. Mark N. Weingart has the skills, experience, and resources to build the most compelling case possible given your circumstances.
First, it is important to note that the state of Arizona can suspend your driver’s license as soon as you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. This 90-day suspension usually begins 15 days after the arrest, during which time you may challenge the suspension in a formal hearing. Before requesting a hearing, you should consult an experienced DUI defense attorney such as Mark N. Weingart, as an adverse ruling could cause further headaches regarding insurance and other matters.
If you are convicted of DUI, the effect on your driver’s license will depend on several factors, including whether it is your first DUI conviction and your blood alcohol content (BAC):
If your driver’s license is revoked due to DUI, you will have to provide proof of future financial responsibility via an SR22 in order to have your license reinstated.
To learn more about how a DUI can affect the status of your driver’s license, or to arrange an evaluation of your case, please contact DUI defense attorney Mark N. Weingart today.