DUI License Suspension Hearings
In Pennsylvania, there are a variety of offenses that could result in a driver’s license suspension. Regardless of what lead to your license suspension, you are legally entitled to a hearing to determine the validity of your license suspension. In order to give you the best chance at having your suspension overturned, contact a license suspension hearing in Philadelphia who has experience representing clients like you.
Philadelphia Attorney for DUI License Suspension Hearings
The attorneys at Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC, are quality defense attorneys who will represent you in a license suspension hearing, and who will fight to have your driver’s license reinstated. We represent clients located in and around Philadelphia, Montgomery County, New Jersey, Bucks County, and Chester County. If you have had your license suspended and would like to fight to have it reinstated, call us today at (215) 665-1695.
Information Center for License Suspension Hearings in Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Implied Consent Laws
- License Suspension Hearing in Philadelphia
- Representing Clients in License Suspension Hearing in Montgomery County
According to 75 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 1547, when an individual accepts the privilege of driving in Pennsylvania, he or she is deemed to have given their implied consent to submit to a chemical test at the request of a law enforcement official.
Although you are deemed to have consented to chemical testing, a police officer does not have the right to force you submit to a test. However, if you refuse to do so, you can face an automatic license suspension for a year.
Upon your DUI test refusal, law enforcement will notify the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles, and your license suspension will go into effect in 30 days. At this time, you and your attorney can file a petition to appeal your license suspension, and be granted a driver’s license suspension hearing.
In order for your license suspension to be upheld at the hearing, the prosecution must be able to show that:
- The officer had reasonable cause to conduct a traffic stop;
- The officer had reason to believe you were driving under the influence;
- The defendant refused to submit to a chemical test;
- The defendant was informed of the penalties for refusing to submit and was read the O’Connell warnings; and
- The officer made a valid arrest.
If the prosecution is unable to prove that the above elements were present, your driver’s license will be reinstated.
If you have had your license suspended, and you would like to have it reinstated, Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC can help. These dedicated defense attorneys have years of experience representing clients in license suspension hearings. They will present evidence in a way that is most favorable to you, and give you the best chance of having your license suspension overturned.
If you are facing a license suspension in Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, or New Jersey, contact firm today at (215) 665-1695 and let us fight to maintain your driving privileges.