License Suspension Hearings – Mesa

After a DUI arrest in Mesa or anywhere in Arizona, your first order of business after hiring an attorney should be to request a license suspension hearing with the MVD. Rosenstein Law Group headquartered in Scottsdale, represents clients from throughout the Phoenix metro area and beyond, from communities such as Mesa and Tempe, in license suspension hearings.

If your license has been suspended for drinking and driving, reckless driving behaviors, or other violations, then it’s important that you do not drive unless your license has been reinstated. It is illegal to drive with a suspended license. Choosing to do so can result in a Class I misdemeanor charge. If your license is not valid upon a traffic stop, then you could face an immediate arrest and have your vehicle impounded at the location of the stop.

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Penalties/Consequences for Driving with a Suspended License

If you choose to drive with a suspended license, you will face significant penalties. Though there is no mandatory jail time or specific fines for a first offense, some penalties you could face are:

  • Up to 180 days in jail depending on the number of offenses
  • A Class I misdemeanor on your record
  • Fines and surcharges that could total into the thousands of dollars

Though you may not end up facing all of these penalties, it’s smart to work with an attorney to make sure that you protect yourself to the best of your ability. In some cases, you may be able to have the penalties reduced or eliminated completely.

Why Will Hiring an Attorney Help with These Charges?

Any time you face charges, the first thing you should do is consider speaking with an attorney. An attorney’s job is knowing the law well and be able to tell you the specific penalties that you could face based on your criminal history and driving history.

An attorney will help by going over the case to make sure the traffic stop was legal and that you were treated fairly. If the police made any mistakes, your attorney would look to expose them. They’ll also negotiate on your behalf with the prosecution, so there is a chance you could take a plea deal or negotiate down the charges.

If you do end up going to court, your attorney will fight on your side to help you protect yourself against the allegations, so that you have the best chance of walking away without penalties.

Experienced Mesa License Suspension Hearings Lawyer

Attorney Craig Rosenstein has demonstrated a high rate of success representing clients at license suspension hearings following Mesa DUI arrests. If we obtain a good result for you at the license suspension hearing, you may benefit as follows:

  • Your case may be dismissed altogether.
  • You may be allowed to drive to and from work for 30 days.
  • We may prevent any license suspension.

Every DUI case in Mesa or elsewhere has certain common elements — yet each case is also unique in its many details. A careful examination and analysis of those details is an essential part of an aggressive defense strategy for our DUI defense clients, beginning with the license suspension hearing.

Take Action and Do Not Put Your Driving Privileges at Risk After a DUI Arrest

The license suspension hearing is a totally separate matter from the criminal aspect of your DUI charges. However, success at the MVD hearing often bodes well for the criminal arraignment that comes a few weeks later. Get your DUI defense off on strong footing by working with a proven-effective defense attorney. Call Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or e-mail us to schedule a free initial consultation.