Nevada allows drivers a seven-day period within which to request a DMV hearing. If you don’t request a hearing, then your driver’s license will be suspended.
You may avoid an administrative license suspension by hiring a qualified Las Vegas DUI attorney. Nevada law regards administrative license suspension as a civil proceeding. Accordingly, administrative proceedings are not conducted with an eye toward punishment of the driver. Instead, they are directed at protecting the public from a potential danger.
Your DUI defense attorney may be able to convince officials at the hearing that you are not a threat to others. This may mean that you get to keep your driver’s license pending the outcome of DUI criminal proceedings. Your Las Vegas administrative suspension attorney from the Potter Law Offices can ensure that your rights are protected at the hearing.
Defense attorneys can submit evidence and cross examine witnesses to the incident such as the arresting officer. There is no down side to requesting and attending an administrative suspension hearing. Sometimes, it forms a portion of the basis for your defense in criminal proceedings.
Contact a Nevada administrative suspension attorney at the Potter Law Offices.