The steps that you take during the ten days following a Mesa DUI arrest are critical. Your actions during this time can have a huge impact on the outcome of your case. First and foremost, it is essential to contact a DUI attorney who can help you through this process and get started on your defense. Reach out to a legal professional at Grand Canyon Law Group to learn more about what we can do for you after a DUI arrest.
Depending on the circumstances of a case, law enforcement might impound a person’s vehicle after a DUI arrest. This would mean that they do not have a car to drive.
Fortunately, an attorney can help an individual get their car back out of police impound in many situations. If a person is able to keep their car after an arrest, they may still face license suspension.
Any license suspension, whether it is for 90 days or one year, will take place within 15 days of a DUI arrest. By hiring an attorney during this time, an individual can help ensure that the suspension does not go into effect. A lawyer can file a hearing request with the Motor Vehicle Division, which prevents a suspension from going into place. At a hearing, an attorney can cross-examine the officer who made the arrest to determine whether they fulfilled all of the legal requirements to be able to put a suspension in place.
If a person does not challenge the suspension of their license, they will never have that opportunity again. If the time between an arrest and a suspension lapses and an individual does not request a hearing, their license suspension will go into effect. It is crucial to consult with an experienced Mesa attorney as soon as possible in the ten days after a DUI arrest to ensure that the opportunity to challenge a license suspension is not missed.
Another critical step to take in the days following a Mesa DUI arrest is preparing for a review hearing. An attorney can help a person prepare by gathering the police reports and other items of discovery. Facts that an attorney will focus on include:
An attorney will consult with a client to make sure they have all the accurate information about how the DUI stop and arrest unfolded. If a lawyer does not prevail during a review hearing, a license suspension will go into effect.
If a person’s license is suspended, Arizona Motor Vehicle Division allows for them to continue to drive on a restricted basis. For a 90-day suspension, the individual cannot drive for the first 30 days. After that time has lapsed, the person can drive on a restricted license provided they complete an alcohol abuse screening with an approved screening provider through the Motor Vehicle Division.
A restricted license allows a person to drive to school, work, and other similarly necessary places. A skilled attorney can help an individual obtain a restricted license in the days after their DUI arrest.
A DUI arrest can be a startling experience. You might be shaken up and unsure of how to handle the steps ahead of you. A dedicated attorney can help you through the crucial ten days following a Mesa DUI arrest, assisting you in challenging your license suspension, or obtaining a restricted license.
To learn more about what our team can do for you, contact Grand Canyon Law Group today. We are happy to go over the details of your case with you and help you understand your options for moving forward.