Do you need legal aid for your ALS Hearing?
After you are arrested and formally charged with DUI, it is likely that you will have your license suspended. You have a small window of time available to you following your arrest to stop this suspension. In fact, you only have 10 days to schedule a hearing where you can request that your license is not suspended. This "10 Day Letter", as it is often called must be written and delivered within the 10 days following your arrest. Many individuals do not have an experienced DeKalb County DUI defense attorney on their side and do not know that they have this option.
Protecting the Rights of the Accused in DeKalb County
If you do not schedule a hearing and plead guilty to the charges, you will have your license suspended for a period of time. The length of your suspension is dependent of several factors, such as any prior DUI convictions, whether anyone was injured or killed during the incident and if there were minors present in the car at the time of arrest. If this is your first offense and no one was injured your license will be suspended for a year, although you may be able to get a restricted license after one month of suspension.
If you refuse to take the official blood or breath test, you will face an automatic suspension of your license for a year with no option for a restricted license at any point, often referred to as a "hard suspension." These are serious penalties that should not be treated as anything less, therefore it is extremely important that you do not hesitate to contact an aggressive lawyer from our firm as soon as possible to learn more about how we can help you.
If your license is suspended you have the right to appeal the decision. You should contact a DeKalb County DUI attorney at the firm so that an attorney can request an ALS hearing on your behalf.