One of the penalties an individual stands to face after being arrested for a suspected DUI here in Portland is the immediate confiscation of his or her driver's license. As soon as you fail or refuse a test for intoxicants (for example a breath test, urine test, or a blood draw), that officer will take possession of your driver's license. Under certain circumstances, they would issue you a temporary license that will be valid for only 30 days. It is then up to you to obtain legal counsel and request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest so that you can challenge your license suspension. If suspended, sometimes you can submit a petition for a hardship license.
Without a hardship license, or if your license remains suspended for a significant period of time, you could be left with no way to get to and from work, drive while on the job, continue with your job search, attend required drug and alcohol treatment programs, or seek on-going medical treatment. When you obtain legal services from Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC, I will be able to assist you with your timely hearing request. I will also provide you with the aggressive representation you need during both your DMV hearing and throughout all criminal proceedings.
If you have had your driver's license confiscated during a DUI arrest, it is important that you have confidence in the lawyer you entrust with your defense. I am a highly-regarded DUI lawyer with years of experience successfully defending individuals against the DUI charges and penalties they face. I have a 9.1 Superb Avvo Rating and am widely recognized as an authority on Oregon's Driving Under the Influence Laws. To get your questions answered and to find out more about what I can do for you, contact a Portland DUI lawyer at my firm today.