Do You Want To Stay On The Road?

If you have been arrested for a DWI, you should be aware that your driver's license suspension will begin the 30th day from your arrest date, unless you are already under a suspension. You only have 30 days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing. Your driver's license will automatically be suspended for 90 days, longer if you have prior drunk driving convictions. You must act fast to fight the suspension.

At Palazzo Law Firm, our attorneys will take immediate action to protect your driving privileges and keep you on the road. If your driver's license has already been suspended because of a drunk driving charge, we can help you pursue license reinstatement as quickly as possible.

Administrative Process Versus Criminal Process

DWI is one of the most complex criminal charges. The case essentially follows two separate paths. There is an administrative process that begins immediately and addresses your driving privileges. This is separate from the criminal process, in which you could be fined or jailed if you are convicted of drinking and driving. Our lawyers are adept at navigating both processes in order to completely defend you against the repercussions of a DWI arrest.

In the administrative process, you have a right to a hearing. However, the administrative hearing must be requested within 30 days of the DWI arrest. Request for the hearing must be made in writing postmarked or received at the Office of Motor Vehicles within 30 calendar days from the date of your arrest.

When you hire us, we will make certain a hearing is requested in a timely manner. We will prepare a case to present to the administrative law judge to argue against driver's license suspension. Our goal is to help you avoid suspension altogether, to minimize the duration of the suspension or, at the very least, to get you limited driving privileges if your license is suspended. We have earned an impressive record of success in arguing DWI administrative hearings.

Reinstatement Of Your Driver's License

After your driver's license has been suspended for DWI and the suspension period lapses, reinstatement is not automatic in Louisiana. There is a reinstatement process. Our attorneys can quickly guide you through this process and get you back on the road.

Free Consultation About License Suspension

Call 504-433-1442 or email us. From our law office in Gretna, we handle driver's license suspension cases in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and throughout the Gulf South region.