DMV Hearings in New York
Protecting Your Driving Privileges
Hearings of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are not criminal trials, but you can still retain the representation of an attorney to help ensure that your driving privileges are protected. New York is an implied consent state, so if you refused a breath or blood test, your license will be suspended automatically. In the event that your license was suspended, it is important that you contact a Syracuse criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Steven C. Buitron right away. Our firm can help defend your driving privileges and ensure that your rights are protected. If you are scheduled for a DMV refusal hearing, it is encouraged that you immediately retain our representation.
Unlike other states, New York does not allow individuals to plea to a lesser offense after a criminal charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI); however, working with an attorney from The Law Office of Steven C. Buitron can greatly benefit your case. Even if your license was suspended because of a refusal to take a breath or blood test, an attorney from our firm can help defend your driving privileges. If you do not work with a Syracuse DWI lawyer or invoke your right to a DMV refusal hearing, you could end up with a $500 or more fine and have your license suspended for up to 1 year. This is true even for individuals who were not intoxicated at the time of their arrest - implied consent applies to all New York drivers, sober or not.
At a DMV refusal hearing, your attorney, the arresting officer and yourself may all be present. Evidence that was gathered against you will be presented, and all parties will have a chance to defend their actions. These hearings are conducted in front of a DMV administrator, not a judge or jury, and are often completed in a short amount of time. Your attorney will prepare you and your case for the hearing and present evidence that can help protect your driver's license. Oftentimes, individuals who require a form of transportation to and from work, school or medical appointments can greatly benefit from a DMV refusal hearing, such as by retaining their driving privileges or obtaining a temporarily restricted license. It is important that you act quickly though because there is a limited amount of time to schedule these administrative hearings. Contact The Law Office of Steven C. Buitron right away!
Working with The Law Office of Steven C. Buitron
If you are facing a DWI charge or DMV refusal hearing, we recommend that you retain the representation of our firm right away. At The Law Office of Steven C. Buitron, we are prepared to fully represent you at both your DMV hearing and your criminal proceeding. With the legal counsel of an experienced lawyer on your side, you may be able to retain your license and obtain a favorable outcome for your case. A Syracuse DWI lawyer from The Law Office of Steven C. Buitron can be reached by completing our online free case evaluation form. After the form has been submitted, a member from our team will be in touch with you shortly. Mr. Buitron conducts all in-person consultations himself. Time is of the essence, so contact The Law Office of Steven C. Buitron now!