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You Have a Right to Challenge the Suspension of Your Driver's License after a DUI Arrest

Having your driving privileges taken away after a DUI arrest in Louisiana can affect almost every aspect of your life. You may not be able to accomplish simple tasks like taking the kids to school, and if you're like many people, you might lose your job as a result of license suspension.

One thing that Louisiana drivers need to know is that the administrative procedure for driver's license suspension is separate from the actual DUI proceedings, and you have to take quick action to protect your driving privileges.

Once you've been arrested for DUI, you have only 15 days to request a hearing to challenge the suspension of your license. Many people don't even address this issue and simply let their license be suspended -- and they pay the price.

If you are facing a DUI charge, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer to represent you at the administrative driver's license hearing. This is an opportune time not only to fight to keep your driving privileges, but also to begin building a defense against the DUI charge.

The sooner a DUI defense lawyer intervenes in your case, the sooner your rights can be protected.

There are many ways of scrutinizing a DUI arrest, and these matters are far more complicated than police and prosecutors would have you believe.

If the police officer violated your rights at any point -- or if the officer made a procedural mistake -- it may be possible to have the charged reduced or dismissed altogether.

For example, did the officer have reasonable suspicion to pull you over? Was the breath test machine properly calibrated? Are there errors or inconsistencies in the police report?

For more on these matters, please see our criminal defense overview. The Law Office of John E. Fitz-Gerald, LLC, represents clients in Lake Charles and the surrounding areas.

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