The DOL Hearing procedure represents the government’s first attack on your rights and privileges. To fend this off you need to act swiftly. This area, more than any other we deal with, sees people being punished without having had an opportunity to bef heard.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Washington and have either given a breath sample that is over the legal limit or have refused to take a breath test, the state through the DOL will act to take your license. In such a case, the arresting officer is to punch a hole in your license and provide you with information on requesting a hearing to contest the license suspension. Often times that officer or even friends and family will insinuate that the suspension begins immediately and that it is automatic. This is not true as you will be given a temporary license valid 60 days from the date of arrest.
Use the links to the left to learn more about this process as well as your rights and responsibilities. Contact one of our Washington DUI lawyers to further discuss what you should be doing. This is one of the areas in the DUI process where time is of the essence.