Westchester DMV Hearings
The Difference Between a DMV Hearing and a Criminal Case
If you are arrested for
DWI in New York, then you will not simply be cited for a traffic offense;
you will face criminal charges for driving under the influence. Soon after
the arrest, you will be ordered to appear in criminal court for an arraignment,
at which you will be named the defendant in the case. At this time, you
will be read your rights and the charges against you.
If at the time of your arrest you refused to submit to a chemical test
of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), you will be subject to an automatic
suspension of your driver's license under New York's implied consent
law. It is possible, however, to contest the suspension at a
DMV refusal hearing, which is separate from the criminal process.
Enlist the help of a Westchester DWI attorney from The Law Offices of Robert
Schuster to increase your chances of getting your license back.
Call the firm today for more information!
Hardship Hearings for Restricted Licenses
Under normal circumstances, a refused chemical test will result in an automatic
confiscation of the defendant's driver's license at the initial
arraignment, and the defendant will be suspended from driving until the
successful completion of the refusal hearing. At a
hardship hearing, you may be able to obtain a restricted license that would allow you to
legally drive on restricted terms, such as going to and from work or school.
Hire a Westchester DWI Lawyer for My DMV Hearing
The DMV hearings present an invaluable opportunity to gather information
about the case in order to prepare for the criminal trial. The police
officer who comes to your hearing to testify concerning the nature of
the arrest can be subject to aggressive examination by your attorney.
With skillful examination, your legal representative may be able to defeat
the case and help ensure that your driving privileges are protected.
A Westchester criminal defense attorney from
The Law Offices of Robert Schuster can represent you at your arraignment, your hardship hearing, your refusal
hearing and throughout the entire
Attorney Schuster has never lost a DWI trial and is recognized not only as one of the top 100 DWI attorneys in New
York by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD), but also as
Top 10 DWI Lawyer in New York by the American Institute of DWI Attorneys
Don't hesitate to take action now by contacting the firm for an
initial, free telephone consultation.