DUI can have criminal and administrative consequences

If you were recently arrested for drunk or otherwise impaired driving, you know that if convicted you’ll have to accept the criminal consequences that come with it. Did you know that in North Carolina, as in other states, there are also administrative consequences associated with DUI charges? These administrative penalties can be pretty unforgiving, and failing to address them promptly can cause you to suffer both personally and professionally.

If you failed or refused sobriety testing, an immediate arrest is likely and your license may be automatically suspended. Once released from police custody, you’ll receive some paperwork that provides information about your arrest and what you need to do to deal with the suspension of your driver’s license. Take time to read that information in its entirety.

To restore your driving privileges, you’ll have to arrange and attend a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. During the hearing, you’ll be allowed to argue why retaining our license is necessary — such as for work or family commitments. Additionally, you’ll have to provide specific documents the DMV requires to restore your license.

A DMV license restoration hearing for a DUI arrest may sound easy and straightforward, but it is actually simple to mess up. This, of course, may result in your license being suspended for quite some time. Thankfully, you can seek help preparing for the hearing and even have legal counsel present your case. To learn more about this topic and how an experienced criminal defense attorney can be of assistance, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.

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