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Administrative Driver’s License Hearings in Baton Rouge

DMV Hearing Lawyer in Louisiana

When you are arrested for a DWI in Louisiana, you immediately have two cases against you. The first is the driver's license part of your case. The second is the criminal case, which will be prosecuted by the City Attorney or District Attorney's Office. The LA Office of Motor Vehicles will attempt to suspend your driving privileges if you either failed a breath test (.08 or greater), refused to provide a sample of your breath or blood when requested by a law enforcement officer, and/or if you have waited longer than 30 days to create a Louisiana DMV hearing appointment.

It is important to have a skilled defense attorney on your side. At Dewey & Braud Law, LLC, you can trust that we will take the time to ensure your voice is heard and we will work to build you a strong defense. Check out our case results to see how we have helped people in your shoes.


If you have been charged with a DWI and your license is being suspended, schedule a case review with our attorney to see how you can build a defense and keep your license!


Louisiana Suspended License Reinstatement

When arrested for a DWI, you may think you will serve an “automatic” administrative suspension. Fortunately, that is a myth. You MUST request a hearing to challenge the administrative suspension within 30 days from the date you were arrested. If you or your lawyer fails to request a hearing within 30 days, a suspension will begin on the 31st day from the arrest date. If your request was in time, a hearing will be scheduled at the Division of Administrative Law. Your attorney can appear and argue on your behalf. Unfortunately, in Louisiana, the arresting officer’s presence at the hearing is NOT required. The hearing officer can suspend your license without the officer’s testimony. However, the evidence submitted at the hearing must comply with certain laws before suspension. Ultimately, if you lose the administrative hearing, you have the right to appeal and keep fighting.

If your license has been suspended in Louisiana, you may be eligible to have your license reinstated. The LA DMV will require you to:

  • obtain and file an SR22 form
  • installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device
  • Submit a court order
  • pay DMV reinstatement fees

In addition, if you are convicted of a DWI and have already served an administrative suspension for the same incident, that time will be deducted from your conviction suspension. Whether an Article 894 dismissal is ordered after all probation requirements have been completed may also shorten any applicable license suspension.

A Firm With You in Mind

Dewey & Braud Law, LLC has been successful in winning administrative hearings and keeping citizens free of DWI convictions. We take the time to listen to your side of the story and we address your concerns every step of the way. Your know this process can be stressful and frightening. Trust a firm that focuses on you. If you have recently been arrested for DWI, act now and contact Dewey & Braud Law, LLC for a free consultation today.


Our defense attorneys are ready to fight and protect your freedoms. Schedule legal consultation now!

Recent Case Results

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  • Traffic Violations Case Dismissed
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  • DWI Penalty Reduced
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Case Dismissed
  • Expungement Expungement of Arrest Record
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Why Hire Dewey & Braud, LLC

  • More than a Decade of Experience

    Experience is the best teacher. For more than 10 years we have handled hundreds of cases, running the gamut of crimes. You can be confident we know how to skillfully and intelligently handle your case.

  • Personalized Service

    At Dewey & Braud, you can expect to receive genuine and honest representation that is focused on attaining the best possible outcome for your case. You will always have access to the attorney and you will be kept informed every step of the way.

  • Former Police Officer

    Attorney Dewey's background as a former police officer give his clients the edge they need. Not only does he know the right people in the system to talk to, but he knows how to anticipate the prosecutions next move.

We Look Forward to Fighting for You

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