If you are arrested for
operating while intoxicated (OWI), police offers will issue a Notice of Intent stating that your license
privileges will be suspended in 30 days. You can, however, fight this
suspension. Read the next 3 steps you should take.
Step #1: Request an Administrative Review Hearing
You must request an Administrative Review hearing
within 10 days of receiving your Notice of Intent. The DMV will contact you within 30
days of your request to schedule your hearing. During this hearing, you
will have the opportunity to fight your suspension and possibly preserve
your driving privileges.
Step #2: Contact a License Suspension Attorney
Once scheduled, you should immediately contact an experienced license suspension
lawyer. They can help you collect the proper evidence and create a defensive
strategy for your hearing. Their legal knowledge may be the difference
between preserving your driving privileges and losing them.
Step #3: Present Your Case During the Hearing & Receive the Outcome
During the hearing, you will have the opportunity to present evidence to
a DMV employee and argue the license suspension. If the employee believes
that the traffic stop was illegal, or that the evidence is enough to support
your case, they will either reinstate your license or issue you a temporary
license until the court has reached an outcome on your OWI charges.
If the employee believes the stop was legal and the license suspension
was fair, they will deny your request. If this happens, you may still
have the opportunity to regain some of your driving privileges. Talk to
your attorney about challenging the Administrative Review hearing and/or
applying for an occupational permit.
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella: (414) 882-8382.
A license suspension can greatly disrupt your work and home life. If you
received a Notice of Intent, contact
Milwaukee OWI Defense Attorney Christopher J. Cherella. He has more than
20 years of experience defending clients and maintains a light caseload in order to provide you
with the focused and attentive legal counsel you deserve.
If you need assistance requesting or preparing for your Administrative
Review hearing, contact Milwaukee Lawyer Christopher J. Cherella: (414) 882-8382. He is available 24/7.