DMV Refusal Hearing
Being charged with a DWI can be scary and even more so when you have to appear in court for a DMV refusal hearing. Finding a DWI lawyer to guide you through this process may be the best next step.
DMV Refusal Hearing | Scheduling the Hearing
When you’re charged with a DWI in Buffalo and you present yourself to the arraigning court, which is the first time that you’re in court, and the judge learns that you refused to submit to a chemical test when asked to by law enforcement, you will then be scheduled for a DMV refusal hearing in front of an administrative law judge downtown. That typically is schedule within 15 days of the time that you were arraigned. What happens is you should contact a seasoned attorney who is familiar with these types of hearings. Once you’re there, you’ll be asked to go into a room, like a classroom, the judge swears you in, as the defendant, and swears in the police officer who is required to appear, to give testimony.
DMV Refusal Hearing | Hiring an Attorney
It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible, upon learning of the date because a seasoned attorney will prepare, look at your paperwork, potentially talk to witnesses, if need be, and be prepared when he goes into this hearing. Now, if you go into this hearing and the officer is able to prove three things: one, you were stopped for potentially driving under the influence of alcohol, you were asked to submit to a chemical test, and the third thing is that you refused. If he can prove all three of those things, you’re going to get your license revoked 99% of the time, unless there’s some other extenuating circumstances that an attorney can help you with.
If you need help preparing for a DMV refusal hearing, please call our experienced and dedicated Buffalo DWI Lawyer John Dudziak today to get a free consultation.