When you are facing a DUI charge, there are two (2) driver’s license suspensions at play. One is a civil suspension of your driving privileges through the Idaho Transportation Department and one is a suspension through the court if there is a conviction for the criminal charge.
The suspension of your driving privileges through the Idaho Transportation Department is a civil suspension issued if you refuse to submit to an evidentiary test, fail to complete an evidentiary test, or fail an evidentiary test. Idaho Code § 18-8002A. If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Idaho, you have the right to request a hearing within seven (7) days of receiving the notice of suspension of your driver’s license. That notice is issued to you at the time you are cited for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). If you do not request a hearing, the Idaho Transportation Department will suspend your license for ninety (90) days if it is your first failure of an evidentiary test.
There are only five (5) ways to beat the driver’s license suspension issued through the Idaho Transportation Department. Contact attorney Michael Jacques at (208) 344-2224 for a free consultation to discuss the possibility of beating this suspension. Jacques Law Office always handles this hearing at no extra cost (for free) if you retain Michael Jacques within the first seven (7) days after being cited for a DUI.
The suspension most people consider when facing a DUI is the suspension of your driving privileges if there is a conviction for the charge. This suspension is done by the court in accordance with Idaho Code § 18-8005. If it is your first DUI, a conviction brings a driver’s license suspension of one hundred eighty (180) days, the first thirty (30) of which is absolute and no driving privileges are allowed. After that you can apply to the court for limited driving privileges.
If you're facing a DUI driver's license suspension in the Treasure Valley, contact Jacques Law today. We'll provide you with a free consultation on your case and help determine the best strategy moving forward to maintain your driving rights in Idaho. Attorney Michael Jacques has beaten many DUI charges. Contact him at (208) 344-2224 for a free consultation to discuss the possibility of beating your DUI charge.
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