Drivers License Suspension or Revocation
Many people view their right to drive as a basic symbol of freedom and an essential part of American life, but legally it is a privilege, not a right, and one that can be lost for varying lengths of time. Losing one’s driver’s license, therefore, can be extremely inconvenient and deeply troubling. A drivers license suspension or revocation can seriously disrupt your personal and professional life, make it difficult or sometimes even impossible to get to work, school, medical appointments, child activities and other critical daily activities.
If you are facing a driver’s license revocation or suspension, which is the result of a DUI stop and/or arrest, or for some other reason, it is absolutely critical to promptly secure the services of a DUI defense lawyer as quickly as possible. Deadlines apply to contest these license revocations and suspensions, and they usually are quite short, too. Additionally, an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can analyze the evidence and identify and aggressively pursue all possible ways to protect your driving privileges. My name is Phillip L. Weinberg. Whether you are facing a DUI charge or any other type of serious traffic criminal violation, I will provide active, caring and accessible legal representation with the goal of helping you keep your driving privileges. Based in the Bellevue area, I represent clients in Snohomish County, King County and across Washington State. The driver’s license suspensions from repeat DUI convictions or DUIs where the client refuses to provide breath or blood samples can be extremely lengthy. I also represent clients who have had their driver’s licenses revoked for seven years by the DOL (Dept. of Licensing) for being classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender (“HTO”).
Suspension Or Revocation Of Your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Drivers License suspensions are especially damaging to those who operate commercial vehicles for a living. For instance, if you drive a truck, bus or other vehicles to support yourself and your family, the suspension or revocation of your license will effectively end your CDL-related employment, either permanently or for a period of time specified by statute, depending on your charges and how the defense attorney resolves them. If you are a CDL holder and your personal driver’s license is revoked or suspended for any reason, your commercial driver’s license will also be suspended.
As your defense lawyer, my objective, first and foremost, is to seek a dismissal of the charges against you. If the prosecution’s case is strong, I will push and fight hard to have the charges against you reduced to a level that does not include license suspension or revocation. I am a strategic, relentless negotiator; if you are facing charges for DUI, reckless driving, attempt to elude a police officer, hit and run, or any other serious violation that carries possible driver’s license suspension or revocation, I will work tirelessly and effectively to find a legal strategy and resolution that will have the minimum impact on your privilege to drive, your CDL and thus your life.
More information is available in my DUI FAQ