2 Of the Most Common DUI Misconceptions
1. Work Permits
Many people think that they can automatically get a work permit. A work permit allows you to drive to and from work or school and to a doctor or hospital if you have a PERSONAL medical emergency. It is NOT automatic that you will be granted a permit. They are only available to people who are convicted of their first DUI in the last 5 years. Additionally, You must request a document that certifies your first conviction to show the department of driver services. If you don’t qualify for a limited driving permit you may have to wait 120 – 240 days to get your drivers license back. This depends on how many DUIs you have been convicted of in the last 5 years
Additionally, if an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing is not requested within 10 business days of your arrest your license may be suspended for a year (even before you were convicted of DUI). In order to get your license back at that point, you have to wait a few months and pay a reinstatement fee before you get your driver’s license or limited driving permit.
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2. Most people think they are doomed.
Most people think that there is nothing that anybody can do to prevent a DUI conviction because they told the police officer that they had been drinking or they decided to submit to a breath test and that test showed a BAC over 0.08%. They think there is no hope for their case.
I tell you, “I AM HERE TO HELP”!
I will personally sift through all of the evidence to get to the bottom of what really happened. Once I get to know your case backwards and forwards this allows me to work out favorable agreements with the prosecutor. I may see loopholes or ways that the police made mistakes. Often, I can avoid a DUI conviction and / or save your drivers license. This also means that I will be more prepared than the prosecutor if your case goes to trial.