DWI Administrative Hearing Lawyer
The DWI administrative hearing process is a little confusing to most people. A DWI charge is a criminal matter, but the potential license suspension is a civil matter. They are almost completely independent of each other.
Driving on public roads is considered a privilege, not a right. You take a driving test and get a license and then follow the rules.
If you are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, your license will be immediately confiscated. The officer will give you a temporary permit that lasts 15 days. You must schedule a hearing during this time to try to get your license back.
You don’t just show up for this hearing. You must demonstrate that you are responsible enough to handle the responsibility of driving and that you have a need to do so. The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) does not have the burden of proof to show you don’t; you have the burden to show the above. That is because this is not a criminal trial.
Missouri Suspended Or Revoked Driver’s License Attorney
An experienced license suspension defense attorney will ensure that you complete the necessary forms correctly and completely within the proper time frame. We will also make the case, using reference letters, alcohol assessments and other evidence, that you are not a danger to the public.
Depending on the circumstances, such as a record of DUI convictions, it may be difficult to get your license back immediately. An attorney can effectively show your urgent need to regain your license.
Missouri suspended or revoked driver’s license lawyer Travis Noble Jr. can provide you with the experienced, aggressive criminal defense you need. Attorney Noble, based in Clayton, Missouri, has 30 years of experience working on DWI cases on both sides of the law. He lectures at seminars nationwide on the topic of DWI cases, is a graduate of the National College of DUI Defense at Harvard University and has won the Charles Shaw Outstanding Trial Advocacy Award from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Most importantly, he has a track record of successfully defending some of the toughest DWI cases in Missouri.