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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 DMV hearing appointment.

Could Your License Be Reinstated?

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 timely requested, 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 already been suspended, you may be eligible to drive during the suspension if you qualify. Our office can assist you in navigating the complex requirements of the LA DMV to reinstate your driving privileges during a suspension. This may include the installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device, obtaining an additional liability insurance policy (SR22), or the payment of 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.

Criminal Case License Consequences

Dewey & Braud Law, LLC has been successful in winning administrative hearings and keeping citizens free of DWI convictions. If you have recently been arrested for DWI, act now and contact Dewey & Braud Law, LLC for a free consultation today.

Don't miss your opportunity to request a hearing. Call (225) 414-5954 or contact Dewey & Braud Law, LLC online.

Recent Case Results

  • DWI Penalty Reduced
  • DWI Case Dismissed
  • DWI Case Dismissed
  • DWI-4th Offense Charge Reduced
  • Expungement Expungement of Arrest Record
  • Expungement Expungement of Arrest Record
  • Felony Domestic Battery Case Dismissed
  • Felony Gun & Drug Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Case Dismissed
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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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