Having a car is an essential part of life for most people, but having a driver’s license is even more important. If you do not have the right to drive, you are not able to get around even if you don’t have a car of your own. True, there are other forms of reliable transportation, such as a trusted friend or family member or even public transportation, but resorting these modes of transport requires a lot of advance planning. So, it is important to take steps to hang on to your license when you are facing possible revocation. There are a couple of ways to have your license take away from you, including accumulating too many points on your record from receipt of too many traffic tickets. One of the most dangerous types of tickets to receive, that impacts your right to drive, is a DUI. With a DUI, there is an automatic suspension of your driver’s license, but you do have the right to seek a limited right to drive.
Other than the automatic suspension that goes along with being charged with DUI, here are four more grounds that will cause you to lose your license if you are arrested for DUI:
- Reckless driving convictions, which can happen if you are driving significantly over the speed limit. This type of driving behavior often accompanies a driving while intoxicated charge.
- A DUI with accident, especially one that results in death or injury.
- Failing to install an interlock device in your vehicle, when that is part of the agreement made in your DUI case.
- Convictions for DUI’s that also involve drug charges.
When charged with a DUI, you must ask for the revocation of your license to be reviewed within ten days. If you fail to do so, you will lose your right to drive. This component of DUI defense is not as well-known as attacking the field sobriety test results, or looking for other defense strategies. People tend to place their focus on the criminal aspect of DUI matters, but the administrative process regarding your driver’s license is just as important. Our experienced DUI defense attorneys are familiar with the process, and know what steps to take to help you keep your license. Call us today to find out more, and to schedule an appointment.
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