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 be 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. When this occurs, the arresting officer will provide you with a hearing request application form that includes information on how and when to request a hearing to contest a suspension or revocation of your license. As of January 2019 the time given to request such a hearing has been reduced to only seven (7) days. And while the proposed license suspension/revocation does not occur immediately upon arrest, the DOL will seek to act within 30 days.
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.