Defense from a Harrisburg DUI Attorney
If you were arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania and refused to submit to a chemical test, then your license was automatically suspended for a year. All Pennsylvania drivers are under the implied consent law, which requires them to submit to a chemical test if they are suspected of driving under the influence.
To get your driving privileges back, you must request an administrative hearing with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation within 30 days of your arrest. According to PA Code Chapter 491, the request must include the following:
- Statement of the facts
- Legal basis for your appeal
- Desired outcome
- Contact information
To obtain assistance with the request and appeals process, call Crisp and Associates, LLC. Our Harrisburg criminal defense lawyers have over three decades of experience and have successfully dealt with numerous DUI cases.
Successfully Appealing at an Administrative Hearing in Pennsylvania
After your request is made, you will be notified of a hearing date. You and your legal representative can attend the hearing, which will be overseen by a Hearing Officer. The counsel or representative of the Bureau of Driver’s Licensing will determine the final order. Both sides will have an opportunity to demonstrate evidence and call witnesses to testify on their behalf. The representative of the Bureau of Driver’s Licensing will consider the case based on a number of factors that may question the following:
- Did the police officer lawfully arrest you?
- Did the police officer ask you to submit to a chemical test?
- Did you understand that your license may be suspended for up to a year if you refused?
Contact Crisp and Associates, LLC
Charged with DUI in Harrisburg? Get trusted counsel from an experienced DUI attorney at Crisp and Associates, LLC. We care about the outcome of your case and aggressively defend your rights in an administrative hearing and a criminal court! Call our office today, before it’s too late to act! We offer a free case evaluation for any who are interested in discussing their case before committing to our firm. Contact us soon to begin working with us!