Landing a professional driver’s license is no small feat—it’s a gateway to countless careers, putting food on tables and ensuring livelihoods. But, one false move and everything can crumble. Accusations or charges can cost you more than you may realize. If you’re caught in this unfortunate situation, immediate assistance from a Washington PA Criminal Attorney is crucial.
Facing criminal charges, even mere accusations, can lead to professional license revocation and the shattering of promising careers. From doctors and teachers to CDL holders, firefighters, pilots, and pharmacists, numerous professions require a license for practice.
The alarming rise in DUI incidents has propelled safety concerns, giving way to widespread crashes and injuries across Pennsylvania. Responding to this predicament, authorities have implemented stringent measures to combat the problem. DUI offenses can lead to a license suspension, ranging from 6 to 18 months, depending on past records. Failing to schedule an Administrative License Revocation hearing within 30 days, after receiving a Notice of Suspension, will result in the suspension of your driving privileges, in accordance with state laws. It goes without saying that you’ll need the support of a seasoned Washington PA criminal lawyer specializing in DUI cases.
What You Need to Know
Did you know that in the State of Pennsylvania, if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is measured at 0.08% or above, the police can confiscate your license? Even refusing to take a breathalyzer or blood test can lead to license suspension. It’s essential to be aware of some key points regarding this law:
- Schedule an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing within 40 days of being charged to avoid driving privilege suspension.
- ALR hearings don’t determine the validity of the suspension or revocation action taken by law enforcement agencies.
- Merely not driving doesn’t acknowledge the suspension.
- ALR hearings can’t reduce the suspension or revocation period or related ignition interlock requirements.
- Surrendering a Pennsylvania license in another state doesn’t qualify for credit scores or serve as an acknowledgment of suspension.
- Department of Transportation doesn’t consider hardship or extenuating circumstances when determining eligibility for an Occupational Limited License (OLL) or Probationary License (PL).
- There’s a non-refundable fee of $100 for the ALR hearing.
How Can a Lawyer Help You?
That’s where I come in! I’m attorney Sean Logue, specializing in DUI/OUI charges at my Washington law firm. With a 10.0 Avvo rating, I’m dedicated to defending the rights and privileges of my clients. I will diligently approach your hearing, providing clear and concise statements addressing all the essential facts of your case. I’ll build a compelling argument to show how your rights were violated, why the license revocation was illegal, and how proper procedures weren’t followed by arresting officers.
The ALR hearing presents the best opportunity for Washington residents to present valid reasons why their license should not be suspended and why they should keep this privilege. I’ll take care of all the necessary groundwork to ensure your arguments are strong and your interests are protected.
If you’ve received a suspension notice and would like to discuss your plans for an ALR hearing, visit my office for a free consultation with a Washington PA DUI attorney. You can reach me at 412.389.0805, or contact me online.
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