ADLRO Hearings in Honolulu
ADLRO Hearing Attorney: Fight Back Against a Suspended License
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Honolulu, this will trigger two separate cases: a criminal case and the suspension of your license, which will take place through the Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office (ADLRO). While criminal charges will be addressed in a courtroom, an ADLRO hearing will determine your future driving privileges. If you are interested in contesting the suspension of your license at a ADLRO hearing, you must call a Honolulu criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Steve Cedillos immediately. I believe that it is important for all of my clients to feel protected and confident in their DUI lawyer's abilities to professionally handle their ADLRO hearing. I have more than 20 years of DUI experience and have successfully resolve numerous DUI cases.
ADLRO Hearing: What You Need To Know
When an arrest is made for DUI, a police officer may take away your license and issue a Notice of Revocation, which serves as a temporary driving permit for 30 days while you wait for your Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office decision. The hearing that follows is known as an "administrative per se" hearing, or APS. These hearings are held at the ADLR office nearest to where the drunk driving offense occurred. The Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office originated in 1992, and its purpose was to determine of the law enforcement officer had enough evidence and facts to revoke your license for DUI. Unlike in other court settings, those who appear at an ADLRO hearing are not entitled to an attorney.
Also unlike court trials, there are no live witness testimonies, unless you subpoena the police officers yourself at an ADLRO hearing, and much of the proceedings will focus on the various police reports submitted, as well as the chemical tests administered. The purpose of the hearing is to decide whether or not the revocation of your driver's license was justified. Depending on the evidence that is presented in the ADLRO hearing, the office may decide to uphold or cancel the revocation. You have the ability to appeal the revocation if you wish for the court to reinstate your driving privileges. To ensure that you have the best possibility of success, contact my firm. As your Honolulu DUI defense attorney, I can make sure that your rights are protected!
Hire a Honolulu DUI Lawyer Who Aggressively Represents Clients
When you are arrested for DUI, you only have limited time after your arrest to schedule an ADLRO hearing. If you do not request an appointment within said time limit, your license is automatically revoked, and you cannot contest its revocation. It is extremely important to hire a Honolulu DUI attorney as soon as you are arrested to ensure you're your rights and driving privileges are protected. Losing your driver's license for any amount of time can seriously impact you and your loved ones' lives. It is advised that you have skilled legal representation to assist you, both to schedule and represent you at an ADLRO hearing. Contact my office today and I can review your situation, identify any flaws in the case, and advise you of the strategy that could be employed to help you avoid license suspension or revocation!