License Suspension Hearings
DUI Attorney in Hingham: DUI and OUI Offenses
In the state of Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) can suspend your driver's license for a number of reasons, from too many traffic tickets to Vehicular Homicide. License suspension is mandated by state law, with set suspension periods for many offenses. For all aspects of your defense, you need an experienced Quincy criminal defense lawyer, knowledgeable in police protocol for OUI/DUI arrests and who will challenge the evidence against you. I, Attorney Dave Flanagan, and my associates, have experience in all aspects of OUI-DUI defenses. I have a 9.3 Superb rating on Avvo. My goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients.
For a first offense OUI/DUI, the RMV will suspend your license for 30 days with a Breathalyzer reading of .08 or higher. If you refuse the Breathalyzer, they will suspend your license for 180 days. There are no hardship licenses (permission to drive during certain hours to get to and from work) granted after Chemical Test Refusal (CTR). You are entitled to a hearing to challenge the suspension, and you are entitled to counsel. You must appear for the hearing within 15 days of the CTR, or within 15 days of your arrest. It is best to have an attorney present at your hearing.
Defending License Suspension in Quincy
Criminal charges for OUI/DUI are addressed in a court of law. License suspension hearings are administrative proceedings conducted by hearing officers of the RMV. Options for your defense depend on the circumstances of your case. In addition to my experience practicing law, I have years of experience as a licensed private investigator. I know how to evaluate evidence, and I will be a fearless advocate in your defense. Contact us if you have been arrested for OUI/DUI and face suspension of your license. I will aggressively defend your rights.