We Help You Prevent or Minimize Driver’s License Suspension
For most people, a driver’s license is more important than a passport or almost any other document. Without a driver’s license, how will you get to work or school? How will your family get to school and other activities?
Driver’s license suspension is a very common consequence of a DUI conviction. Our goal as your DUI defense attorneys is to either prevent or minimize your driver’s license suspension time.
The sooner you consult a criminal defense lawyer after a DUI arrest, the better your attorney’s opportunities will be to preserve your driving privileges. For more information about driver’s license suspension in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas, contact Fiore & Barber, LLC today for a free consultation.
Basic Information About Driver’s License Suspension
Usually, the driver’s license suspension period does not begin until your DUI case is resolved, either via an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, a guilty plea or a guilty verdict.
If you refuse a Breathalyzer test, a urine test or a blood test, then your driver’s license may be suspended for a year — even if you ultimately beat the DUI charges. This type of suspension is possible due to a Pennsylvania law called “implied consent,” whereby every Pennsylvania driver automatically consents in advance to take a breath, blood or urine test if requested by law enforcement. Breath test refusal can result in automatic driver’s license suspension of one year. This may happen regardless of your ultimate innocence, and may start well before your DUI case is resolved.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to get an occupational driver’s license, sometimes known as a hardship license or “bread-and-butter license.”
Learn more about driver’s license suspension in our DUI FAQ.
Free Consultation About Driver’s License Suspension or Other Traffic Violations
We understand the fear and frustration you feel after being arrested for DUI. The lawyers at Fiore & Barber, LLC remain straightforward and honest with you, giving you practical advice and diligent defense to help you throughout the process. Call us today at 215-660-3736 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Our hours are flexible to meet your needs.
With offices in Harleysville and Center Valley, PA, Fiore & Barber, LLC serves clients in Montgomery County and Bucks County in southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Municipality of Norristown and the Borough of Doylestown.