DUI & DOT Hearings in Idaho
Helping You Keep Your License After a DUI Charge
Am I going to lose my license? This is one of the most common questions people ask when they have been
charged with driving under the influence (DUI). While each case is different,
working with a forceful and experienced Boise criminal defense attorney
is the best way to protect your license.
At the Boise, Idaho, law office of Bublitz Law, P.C. we represent people
who have been accused of drunk driving in Idaho. Part of our thorough
and effective representation is helping them keep their driver's licenses
after an arrest. We represent clients at a Department of Transportation
(DOT) hearing if they failed a BAC test. We also represent clients at
BAC hearings before a judge if they refused a BAC test.
You need to act fast, because you only have seven days from the time of
your arrest or citation to schedule a DOT hearing.
What happens at a DOT hearing?
Unlike a criminal trial, a DOT hearing is simply administrative. No criminal
penalties brought against you; only the decision whether or not your license
will be temporarily suspended will be addressed. For first-time offenders,
your hearing will be conducted by an examiner. These examiners will review
all evidence gathered against you by the arresting officer.
You will have a chance to have you or your attorney speak on your behalf
in defense of your license. Once the evidence has been provided and all
testimonies have been heard, the DOT examiner will make a decision regarding
your license suspension. If your license is suspended, you may be able
to work with our team to obtain a restricted license permit so that you
can still obtain transportation to and from work, school or household errands.
License Suspension Laws
If you refuse to take a
blood, breath or urine DUI test, your driver's license can be revoked for one year. If you take a
DUI test and are found to have a BAC of 0.08 percent or more, you could
lose your license from 90 days to 6 months on the first offense.
Commercial driver's license (CDL) holders may face special consequences
when it comes to license suspension after a
DUI charges. Our firm helps many people keep CDLs by taking aggressive and
complete legal action.
Contact Bublitz Law, P.C.
Before you give up on your driver's license, please
contact our DUI firm and receive a free consultation. Our Boise law office is available to
answer your questions, and our attorneys are prepared to work and battle
for you. With a Superb Rating on Avvo - the highest offered by the nationally-recognized
attorney ranking service - you can have confidence putting your DUI defense
case in our hands.
Don't wait: Time is of the essence. Call our team of defense lawyers
in Boise today and see how we are equipped to help you avoid license suspension,
jail time, heavy fines, or any other consequences of a DUI conviction.