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What to expect during your DMV hearing

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2016 | DUI |

If you have been arrested for drunk driving or another DUI offense, it is critical that you contact a Lincoln DUI lawyer who understands the DMV hearing process. This is because many people who are charged with a DUI in Nebraska are not aware that they must schedule a DMV hearing within 10 days of their arrest. If you do not schedule this hearing in time, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended after 30 days. To make matters worse, your driver’s license will be suspended whether the charges are valid or not. 

A suspended driver’s license can disrupt your ability to:

  • Drive to work
  • Drop off or pick up your children
  • Go to doctor’s appointments
  • Complete daily tasks

Do not let this happen to you or someone you care about who has been charged with a DUI. At Monzón, Guerra & Chipman we work to help you challenge the charge against you as well as guide you through the DMV hearing. We understand the law can be difficult to navigate, which is why hiring an skilled Lincoln DUI attorney knowledgeable in the inner workings of the courts in imperative.

How Monzón, Guerra & Chipman Helps

As mentioned above, you have 10 days from the date of a drunk driving arrest to schedule a DMV hearing. Evidence from the day of the arrest will be presented at the DMV hearing in an attempt to have the defendant’s driver’s license suspended or possibly even revoked. This is the legal system’s first step in punishing anyone charged with a DUI. Backed by more than 20+ years of experience, our Lincoln DUI attorneys know what the other side will attempt to show and how to combat their claims.

The primary piece of evidence presented against someone charged with DUI is the results of the field sobriety tests. The prosecution will want to show at the hearing that the blood alcohol level was at or above the legal limit of 0.08% on the breathalyzer test or use some other criteria. Besides helping with all the very technical aspects, our team may be able to get this evidence suppressed or even show that the equipment used was unreliable for a variety of reasons that can and do occur. By retaining the legal representation of an experienced Lincoln DUI lawyer, you can increase your chances of avoiding a suspended driver’s license.

Call Monzón, Guerra & Chipman today at 402-979-8703.