DWI Administrative Penalties
Along with criminal penalties associated with a DWI/DUI/Impaired Driving charge, there are also administrative penalties that exist separate from the criminal matter. One of these is the Drivers License Revocation. When a driver is arrested for DWI/DUI/Impaired Driving or Physical Control charge, the law enforcement officer will give the driver a Minnesota Department of Public Safety Notice and Order of License Revocation Form. This form triggers the immediate revocation of the person’s driver’s license without any court hearing at all. The driver may request Judicial Review to challenge the revocation of their privilege to drive which is a civil court hearing called the Implied Consent Hearing.
The driver must request the Implied Consent hearing within thirty (30) days of service of the Notice and Order of Revocation. If a hearing is not requested the revocation will be a permanent part of the driver’s driving record without regard to the outcome of the criminal case.
Our Minnesota DWI Lawyer can help you navigate a very challenging process
The Department of Public Safety and the Courts act independently of each other with regard to license suspensions. This means that it is possible you may lose your license at the Implied Consent hearing even though you were found not guilty at trial or have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge that does not carry a mandatory license suspension/revocation.
If you have been charged with DWI/DUI/Impaired Driving, call the experienced aggressive attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense today for a free consultation today.