The state can try to suspend your drivers’ license in various situations. When you are arrested for a DWI, for example, the state will also try to suspend your license under the Implied Consent Act at a DMV hearing. This is an administrative hearing—rather than criminal— and it is independent of your criminal case. If you lose, your license will be suspend/revoked. You must request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest or you will give up your right to challenge the license suspension.

Examples include having too many points on your record, not paying a ticket, failing to appear in court, and convictions for certain crimes.

A lawyer will make sure that the Police and District Attorney have followed the strict rules, laws, and regulations that apply to license suspensions. We can question whether the stop was constitutional? Was the officer allowed to request field sobriety tests and the breath test? Was I read my rights? Did you refuse? Can we suppress the breathalyzer results? These questions and many more should be evaluated in every case. Please call Aaron J. Boland for a free consultation.

 

Please click here to see the Implied Consent Act in Santa Fe, NM.

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