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How Driver License Suspension Work in Arizona?

Driver’s license suspension is a serious crime in Arizona, if not dealt with properly. It can be dangerous enough to suspend your driving license.  Therefore, an experienced DUI lawyer by your side can help you in avoiding possible jail time as well as license suspension. A DUI arrest in Arizona can possibly trigger two separate cases: firstly, administrative hearing with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD); secondly, criminal case system with the court. Therefore, drivers who are possibly charged with a DUI in Arizona have only 15 days to request a hearing with the Arizona DMV from the date of their DUI arrest. Failing to comply with this request will lead to a suspension of the driver’s license for approximately 90 days. Moving along, to avoid getting driver license suspended, anyone who registers a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or greater at the time of arrest need to see a DUI lawyer immediately to discuss the possible consequences.

License Suspension In Arizona 

In the State of Arizona, the driver license is suspended by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) for any of the possible reasons, as stated below:

  • The driver is convicted of a DUI charge
  • The driver refuses the administration of the breath, blood or urine test.
  • The chemical test register a BAC greater than or equal to 0.08%
  • When the potential suspect does not appear for court dates
  • When a driver drives the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • When the offender neglect to pay for a traffic violation or fines or speeding tickets.
  • The driver is possibly engaged in aggressive driving
  • The driver has committed a felony in a vehicle
  • The driver cumulatively gathers more than 12 points on their MVD driving record in a year
  • The driver violates the insurance laws
  • The driver is hiding his real identity by using a fake ID
  • The driver acquires two significant violations within a year.

Hence, depending upon the severity of the violation the license suspension lasts for months to even years.

The right of a Hearing after License Revocation 

The Arizona law gives the right to dispute their license suspension to the accused driver. The state holds the hearing at the request of the driver. It is upon MVD hearing officer who decides if the suspension is valid at this hearing or not. However, based on the decision, the license suspension can be reinstated or void. In such a scenario, there are so many clients who are not sure how to proceed with an MVD hearing. Therefore, it is advisable to get in touch with an experienced attorney in Arizona.

Reinstatement of the Driver’s License  

When all the terms of the license suspension are satisfied, there is a likely possibility of license reinstatement. This can be done by paying reinstatement fee or online at the DMV website. The amount of the fee varies depending upon the circumstances of the suspension. Despite the nature of the violation, it is advisable to get in touch with an experienced DUI attorneyin Arizona to have your driver’s license reinstated.

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