When you were pulled over, took the field sobriety tests, and failed the breath test the police officer was required by Ohio law to take your driver’s license and place you under an administrative license suspension – even if this was your first time ever being arrested.
It is important to know that there are two types of license suspensions involved in any DUI/OVI case – the first is administrative (also known as the ALS suspension), the second is a court imposed suspension. It is important that you look to retain the services of an Akron DUI Lawyer to protect your rights.
If you tested over .08 your license has been administratively suspended for 90 days on a first offense, if you refused your license has been suspended for 1 full year. Typically, there is a hard cap, or limit, on when we can obtain privileges for you. On a failed breath test we can typically not obtain privileges until 15 days after your arrest, on a refusal it is 30 days. There are important exceptions to this, you need to call an attorney immediately to find out how you might be able to drive right away.
There is a method to obtain privileges faster, and in some of the courts that we practice in we can obtain them at your arraignment – but this is rare, and difficult to do.
Call us at (330) 752-6706 if you are serious about getting your license back and protecting yourself from your DUI Charges. Ask to speak to me, Joseph Patituce, I am an Akron DUI Attorney. I promise that if I take on your case you will be treated with the respect and dignity that you deserve.