In Utah, your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked for DUI/DWI and related offenses, including chemical test refusal and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). It is critical that you act immediately to protect your driver’s license. The first step is requesting a hearing with the Driver’s License Division (DLD) of the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Law Offices of David Paul White and Associates provides representation at DLD hearings and throughout the criminal portion of DUI/DWI cases. We know that your life will be seriously affected by a driver’s license suspension. It is more than an inconvenience; for some people, it means the loss of their job as well. Please call 801-266-4114 to schedule a free consultation with a Salt Lake City DLD hearing lawyer.
Taking Action To Deal With License Suspension
You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a DLD hearing. If you do not request a hearing within 10 days, your license will be automatically revoked 30 days after the arrest. The revocation periods include:
- A first DUI/DUID offense — 120 days
- A first chemical test refusal — 18 months
- Two years for a second DUI or DUID within 10 years
- Three years for a second chemical test refusal within 10 years
The DLD hearing is an administrative hearing, not part of the criminal process. It can be an important part of your DUI defense strategy, however, because we can cross-examine the arresting officer.
If you are facing a license suspension, we encourage you to call the firm as soon as possible so we can begin working on your DLD hearing and criminal case.
We Can Help With Driver’s License Suspension
If your driver’s license has been suspended, contact the criminal defense attorney with a track record of more than 25 years of successfully representing clients. David Paul White brings an unmatched level of knowledge and experience to help clients receive the best possible results. For a free consultation, please call 801-266-4114, or contact us online. The firm has offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.