If you are arrested for DUI, you face a mandatory license suspension by the Department of Licensing (DOL). It is important to speak with an attorney immediately following a DUI arrest – even if you have not yet been charged in court. If you want a hearing to challenge your suspension, you must apply for your hearing to the Department of Licensing within 20 days of your arrest date, regardless of whether you've even received a court date. The officer should have provided you with a copy of the form; if not, you can download it herehere.
If you fail to request a hearing within 20 days, your license will automatically be suspended by DOL 60 days after your arrest date. The stakes are high even for a first time offense – 90 days for a breath test over .08, and a full year simply because the arresting officer decided that you refused to take the test.
You need a defense attorney skilled and experienced with DOL Hearings who can focus his attention on your particular case. Seattle and Federal Way DUI Defense attorney Dan Gerl has the skills, experience, and legal knowledge necessary to give you your best defense. Dan, a former prosecutor, has handled hundreds of DOL administrative hearings, successfully arguing against suspension in countless cases. Even if your suspension is upheld, Dan will lead you through the process of obtaining SR-22 insurance and applying for a Ignition Interlock License (IIL)Ignition Interlock License (IIL), so that you can continue driving even during your suspension period.
Call us now at (253) 627-4696 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free 45 minute consultation. You can also use our Contact Form (right) for a FREE evaluation of your case. We can work to set up a payment plan that suits you, if needed, and we accept most major credit cards.