There are many headaches and difficulties that come with being convicted of a DUI offense. Among what can be the most troublesome for your day-to-day living and the livelihood of your family is having your license suspended. This can lead to difficulties in getting to work, caring for your family and can add to the already substantial stress you've gone through in a DUI case. If you or a loved one has had their license suspended in a DUI sentence, there may be options available to you to have your license restored. For help with your case and answers to the questions you might have surrounding a MVD hearing, contact a
Scottsdale DUI lawyer.
How does a MVD (Motor Vehicle Division) hearing work in Arizona? These are civil proceedings and differ greatly from a criminal courtroom case. The hearing is decided by an Administrative Law Judge, rather than a jury, and tends to be much less formal than a courtroom proceeding. The standard of evidence needed to prove your case in an MVD hearing is much lower, as well, which can work to your advantage. In a hearing surround a DUI case, the arresting officer appears to testify and your attorney represents you in the matter of your license suspension. A license suspension might be overturned, but in all cases suspension will not begin for around 20 days after the hearing, even if the ruling goes against you. Since the administrative action taken against your license by the MVD is separate from criminal courtroom proceedings, if you've been arrested for DUI and given notice of suspension by law enforcement, you have only 15 days to request an MVD hearing. Defending against the suspension of your driver's license is thus a very time-sensitive matter.
How can an attorney help?
A DUI conviction is a serious matter and you need legal representation that is experienced, dedicated and well-informed of your case. Joshua S. Davidson can provide you with a very personalized level of service, and will use his years of experience in both DUI prosecution and defense to benefit you. He will work vigorously for the best outcome possible in your MVD hearing.