Administrative License Revocation for DUI
Upon arrest for drunk driving, you may be required to surrender your driver’s
license on the spot to the law enforcement officer. However, the actual
revocation of your license is a separate process from the criminal proceedings.
You need an attorney who can protect your rights in court
and in administrative license revocation (ALR).
At the Berry Law Firm, we understand that losing your driving privileges
may be as bad as or worse than jail time, fines and a criminal record.
You need a license to drive to work, to transport your family, to get
around town and travel.
DUI defense lawyers work to preserve your license after a drunk driving arrest or restore
your driving privileges as soon as possible.
Contact us to arrange a consultation at one of our law offices in Omaha or Lincoln.
Ignition Interlock or ALR Hearing: A Critical Decision
Installing an ignition interlock device (at your expense) allows you to
continue driving, without interruption on a first offense or after 45
days for a
repeat DUI. By applying for an ignition interlock, you are essentially admitting
guilt and waiving the right to an ALR hearing. However, if you challenge
revocation and lose, it may be many months before you are eligible for
license reinstatement. It is crucial to discuss the specifics of your
case with a lawyer who understands Nebraska DUI law.
Lincoln Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys: Fighting for Your Driver’s License
Once you are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI),
you are required by law to submit to a breath, blood or urine test. If
you fail the test or refuse it, the officer confiscates your license and
provides a 15-day driving permit. You have 15 days to (a) request a hearing
or (b) request an ignition interlock device. If you fail to act within
the time limit, your license will simply be revoked for the statutory
DUI Laws and Penalties.)
By contacting us as early as possible, we can assist you in determining
whether you should fight the administrative revocation. Our skilled lawyers
are specially trained in
challenging DUI evidence to position clients for dismissed or reduced charges, acquittal at trial
or success in license revocation hearings.
Fighting for Your License at the ALR Hearing
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hold a hearing within
20 days of your request. If you win the hearing the Director will return
your license to you and you will be allowed to drive while your DUI case
We have prevailed in DMV revocation hearings and in DUI criminal proceedings.
Call (402) 817-6550 or
contact us online to talk to our Nebraska suspended driver’s license attorneys. We
maintain offices in Lincoln and Omaha.