Our Alabama DUI Lawyer Works to Protect Your Driving Privileges
Learn Your Rights & Options from a Knowledgeable Alabama DUI Lawyer
You need an experienced Alabama DUI lawyer if you are faced with a DUI charge. At Ketcham Law, our Alabama DUI lawyer can help you. A DUI, even a first offense, can lead to severe penalties, including hefty fines and jail time. Your DUI arrest presents several immediate concerns, including the potential loss of your drivers’ license, even before you ever appear in court – in the days following your arrest, the Department of Motor Vehicles will begin the process of suspending your license. During the 10 days immediately after your arrest, you have the right to request an administrative hearing before the DMV to plead your case to avoid an immediate suspension. Speak with an Alabama DUI lawyer today. Call Ketcham Law at 205-296-4233 for a free consultation.
At Ketcham Law our Alabama DUI lawyer understands how important your driving privileges are to your career, your family and your personal life. With a detailed knowledge of the administrative process stemming from your arrest, we work to provide the advice and guidance you need to request your hearing and prepare a case to retain your license.
Act Quickly to Contest the Suspension of Your License
At the time of your arrest, you should have received a yellow form titled AST-60. This form serves as your drivers’ license for the 45 days following your arrest. After these 45 days, your driving privileges will be suspended, unless you request an administrative hearing with the DMV.
At Ketcham Law, our Alabama DUI lawyer will carefully explain the administrative process, and your rights to request a hearing in an effort to help you understand your options for avoiding a suspension of your license. During your hearing, we will appear with you to provide the support you need to demonstrate your true concern over the situation.
Why Request a Hearing?
Requesting a hearing with the DMV offers many benefits. The hearing allows you to:
- Plead your case
- A procedural step to negotiate a lesser suspension period
- Demonstrate your investment and understanding of the process before you
- Show the DMV that you truly care about your license and the situation at hand
Remember, the administrative proceedings stemming from your Alabama DUI arrest are completely separate from the criminal proceedings. You do not need to be convicted of a DUI to face license suspension. Call Ketcham Law at 205-296-4233 to discuss your case and learn how our Alabama DUI lawyer can help you protect your driver’s license during the administrative process.