DMV Penalties

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Suspension of driving licenses is a common occurrence in DUI cases, yet few are aware of this fact. Many may assume that license suspension is simply a part of the DUI criminal process, but it is crucial to understand that the process for license suspension is entirely separate from the criminal trial. In reality, it is an administrative procedure that is managed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

When someone is arrested for DUI, it is imperative for the driver to request a DMV hearing within 30 days in order to avoid the potential loss of driving privileges for an extended period of time. This is where legal representation becomes indispensable. Working with an experienced Wellsburg WV criminal lawyer who is well-versed in handling administrative processes is mandatory to ensure the retention of driving privileges.

At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, our Wellsburg WV criminal lawyer specializes in defending clients in West Virginia against DUI charges and navigating them through the administrative driver’s license process with the DMV. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (304) 584-DUI1 to discuss your case and resolve any issues promptly. DUI cases are more complex than meets the eye, and it is crucial for victims to have legal representation by their side. With our team of skilled Wellsburg WV DUI lawyers, rest assured that every aspect of your case will be handled with utmost care. Experience relief in the face of the challenges posed by DUI charges.

When you face an arrest for DUI in Monongalia County in the state of West Virginia –DMV Penalties

West Virginia takes license suspensions related to DUI cases seriously, implementing careful and diligent measures. The penalties imposed by the DMV include:

  • First offense: License revocation for six months.
  • Third offense: Lifetime revocation as part of the revocation process. In addition, you may be required to install a Breathalyzer or ignition interlock device in your car. Before starting the car, you’ll need to blow into the device. If it detects alcohol, the car will not start. Even first-time offenders in West Virginia may need to have the interlock device installed for 270 days. Refusal to take the BAC or blood alcohol content test can result in a one-year suspension of your driving license, with an additional year for each previous conviction, as part of the ignition interlock device.
  • As part of the reinstatement process, you’ll need to complete an alcohol safety treatment course and pay the designated fee.

The installation of the ignition interlock device is just one aspect of West Virginia’s Test and Lock Program, which includes several other requirements for license retention. Our Wellsburg WV DUI lawyers and legal team are knowledgeable about the program and ready to assist you in understanding the various aspects.

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We prioritize open communication and flexible scheduling to ensure detailed discussions with prospective clients. Take advantage of our strategies to prevent license suspension and learn how we can help you navigate the severity of DUI offenses in West Virginia. Call (304) 381-3656 for a free consultation.

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