DUI License Suspension

Know Your Options to Preserve Your License

Berkeley County Suspended License Attorney

Experienced Martinsburg DUI Defense Attorneys Ready to Assist

For more than 15 years, our attorneys at Sutton & Janelle, PLLC have served Berkeley County with aggressive legal representation for all DUI cases. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients who have lost their driver's license privileges, and we work tirelessly to help you get these freedoms reinstated.

Immediate License Suspension After a DUI in West Virginia

A West Virginia DUI offense revokes your driver's license. In order to reinstate your license, you must complete a prescribed DUI safety and treatment program. Participants in the WV Alcohol Test and Lock Program (Interlock) must complete minimum revocation periods in order to maintain their licenses.

Steps to Regain Your Driving Privileges in WV

If you want to get your license back in West Virginia after a DUI conviction, you'll need to request a hearing in addition to court proceedings. The Office of Administrative Hearings handles hearings for the DMV. Your Berkeley County attorney or you can request the hearing.

Types of DUI License Suspensions in West Virginia

Driver's licenses can be suspended for a number of reasons. For alcohol-related incidents, drivers sometimes have the option to reinstate their license provided that their case falls into certain parameters. If you refused to take a BAC test when you were initially pulled over for suspected drunk driving, your license is automatically suspended, regardless of whether or not you were intoxicated.

Factors Influencing DUI Suspension Length

  • Whether this is your first offense.
  • Whether anyone else was hurt.
  • The amount of alcohol in your system.

At the DMV hearing, our criminal defense lawyers in Martinsburg represent your case in order to help give you the best chance at a reduced sentence. You have options in West Virginia when facing DUI consequences. As your attorney, we guide you through those and honestly recommend the most promising option for your particular situation.

Navigating the WV Alcohol Test & Lock Program

In the event of a drivers' license suspension, you may have the option to participate in the ignition interlock program offered to individuals in West Virginia. This program installs a device in your car which requires you to take a BAC test every time you drive. Our Berkeley County DUI lawyers might recommend you request this program, as it can get you on the road much sooner.

Why Choose Sutton & Janelle, PLLC for Your DUI Case?

  • We represent both individuals and businesses through our full-service law firm.
  • Your rights are as important to us as they are to you.
  • We provide dedicated, personal service and attention to every client.
  • Each client and case is unique, and we offer tailored solutions.
  • In the event of a DUI or personal injury, free consultations are available.

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