Driver’s License Reinstatement in Arizona

Get a Knowledgeable Mesa DUI Lawyer on Your Side

One of the most difficult consequences of an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) is the subsequent driver’s license suspension that results. A suspended or revoked license can make it exceptionally difficult for a person to accomplish necessary tasks such as getting to and from work and attending medical appointments. If you have had your license suspended or revoked, it is vital you retain the services of a knowledgeable Mesa DUI attorney from Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys as soon as possible to protect your driving privileges at a Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) suspension hearing.

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What is an MVD License Hearing?

Under Arizona Law, the MVD has the right to administratively suspend your driving privileges in the event that you are arrested for DUI or upon refusing a chemical test. This suspension is automatic unless you request an executive hearing with the MVD within 15 days of your arrest. An MVD hearing is an informal meeting in which you will be given the opportunity to appeal your suspension. This hearing will be different depending on the unique circumstances of your situation.

There are three different types of MVD hearings in Arizona:

  • Administrative Per Se Hearing: During this type of hearing, the MVD will address whether or not the officer had sufficient reason to believe you were out of control of your vehicle, whether your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit of 0.08%, whether the administered chemical tests were accurate, and what type of DUI charges you face.
  • Implied Consent Hearing: This hearing deals with chemical test refusals. The MVD will address whether or not you were in control of your vehicle at the time of arrest, whether or not an arrest took place, and whether or not you refused to consent to a breath, blood, or urine test.
  • Negligent Operator Points Hearing: This type of hearing deals with Arizona’s “points” system. If a driver accumulates enough points from traffic violations, their license will be suspended. This hearing addresses whether or not you have accumulated too many points from prior offenses.

If the MVD decides to uphold your suspension, your license will be suspended for a minimum of 90 days or one year for a chemical test refusal. An attorney from our firm can represent you at this hearing and fight to protect your right to drive. These cases can be extremely complex, though an experienced lawyer can greatly improve your chances of success.

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At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, our Mesa DUI lawyers understand the importance of your situation and can provide the results-driven advocacy you need during this difficult time. Having garnered a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and a National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 inclusion for our unparalleled advocacy, we have the knowledge and skills you need to maximize your chances of regaining your driver’s license. Let us put our expertise to work for you so you can approach your MVD hearing with peace of mind.

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