Arrested for Drunk Driving? Protect Your Driver’s License.
If you are arrested for drunk driving in Arizona, it is important to understand that you will be facing two separate cases — a criminal case for driving under the influence (DUI) and an administrative case before the Motor Vehicle Division. Your driving privileges can be suspended automatically by the Motor Vehicle Division, regardless of the outcome of your criminal case.
Did You Fail the Breath Test or Refuse the Breath Test?
Unless you request an administrative hearing within 15 days of your DUI arrest, your driver’s license will automatically be revoked. Therefore, it is important to act quickly to talk to an experienced lawyer.
The Baker Law Firm, LLC can help you challenge suspension of your driver’s license and provide effective DUI defense representation. Contact our law office for legal help in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area with your administrative license hearing. Our attorneys provide effective defense to clients throughout Arizona.
Arizona Administrative License Hearings: Attorneys With the Experience You Need
An administrative license revocation (ALR) proceeding is entirely separate from any DUI proceedings and may be commenced in two ways: You had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher or you refused the Breathalyzer or other form chemical testing.
- BAC of .08 or higher: When you fail the breath test, blood test or other chemical test by producing a reading of .08 blood alcohol content or higher, your license will automatically be suspended for 90 days by the Motor Vehicle Division. This suspension can be challenged only through an administrative license revocation hearing.
- Breath test refusal: If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and refuse to submit to the Breathalyzer, Intoxilyzer, blood test or any other chemical test at the police station, you are in violation of Arizona implied consent laws and will face an automatic driver’s license revocation for one year.
Challenging the administrative suspension of a driver’s license following a DUI arrest is extremely difficult and is rarely successful without the help of a lawyer who is skilled in both DUI defense and administrative license revocation defense in Arizona.
Act quickly to protect your rights and preserve your driving privileges. Call 602-842-0359 or contact our Phoenix law firm to arrange a consultation about your administrative license hearing and DUI case.