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What Is ‘Implied Consent’?
Following an arrest for DWI or DUI, the arresting officer will revoke your license by issuing you a Notice and Order of Revocation. This applies whether you have failed a breath test at the station or have refused to take the test. The police department then sends a copy of the notice to the Department of Public Safety, which automatically puts the revocation into effect. You should consult with an attorney to request an implied consent hearing if you want to contest your license suspension.
You have 60 days from the date of this notice to request an implied consent hearing regarding your driver’s license. At this hearing, it may be possible to reverse the revocation in certain circumstances. It may also be possible to use the hearing to establish facts that can aid in the defense of the criminal charge — and to obtain temporary driving privileges for you.
If you have been arrested for DWI or DUI, it is very important to have legal representation at the earliest possible time. Delay can only harm your case. Talk to us today about how we can assist with your driver’s license revocation matter.
Coodin & Overson, PLLP, is a criminal defense firm in Lake Elmo with attorneys who have extensive experience defending people accused of DWI or DUI in Minnesota. In your case, we will do everything we can to defend your license and overcome the criminal charge.
You Have 60 Days To Request An Implied Consent Hearing
An arrest for DWI or DUI starts two legal proceedings: one that will determine your guilt or innocence on the criminal charge, and an administrative process that will determine whether the officer was correct in revoking your license following your arrest.
It never hurts to request an implied consent hearing. In fact, in many situations it can play a vital role in the defense effort because it allows your defense attorney to see the prosecutor’s evidence and judge the strength of the state’s case. Let an experienced defense attorney recommend the right course of action for you.
Coodin & Overson, PLLP, will work to provide strong and effective defense designed to defend your rights and preserve your freedom.
Did You Fail A Breath Test? Contact An Implied Consent Lawyer Today
If you have been arrested for DWI or DUI, boating while intoxicated or snowmobiling while intoxicated, call Coodin & Overson, PLLP, at 651-319-5180, or contact us online for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.