Thursday, January 7, 2010

Protecting your Driver's License

If you have been cited with an Idaho DUI, you were also likely served with either a failure or a refusal of the breathalyzer or blood test. It is essential that you challenge the failure or refusal of the breathalyzer or blood test if you want to protect your driver's license. If you do not challenge the failure or refusal, you will lose your driving privileges for at least 30 days.

If you failed the breathalyzer or blood test you have seven (7) days to file a hearing request with the Idaho Department of Transportation (IDOT). This hearing request must be filed with IDOT in Boise, Idaho. A hearing is then schedule over the phone for sometime before your temporary license expires in 30 days. It is essential to review all of the documents involved with the traffic stop that lead to your DUI citation. An experienced Idaho DUI Lawyer can assist you in collecting the information you need to challenge your failure of a breathalyzer or blood test.

If you refused the breathalyzer or blood test you have seven (7) days to file a hearing request with the Prosecuting Attorney in the county or city where you received the refusal citation. You will receive a hearing notice where you can go and discuss the case with the prosecuting attorney, and, if necessary proceed to a court trial on the refusal. An experienced Idaho DUI Lawyer can assist you in challenging your refusal of a breathalyzer or blood test.

Contact Mark Petersen, a Pocatello Idaho DUI Lawyer with Snake River Law PLLC for more information regarding representation if you have been cited with an Idaho DUI. Mark can be reached by email or by calling 208.406.9885