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When you are arrested for DUI, there are two actions that begin: one in the DMV and one in the criminal courts. The DMV proceeding is called the Administrative Per Hearing, and it is the hearing the DMV will hold to determine whether your license should be suspended. The hearing does not determine whether you are guilty of DUI, just whether your license should be suspended. The DMV, however, may only take action if the DUI is for alcohol. The DMV will not hold a hearing for drug-only DUIs. The penalties at the DMV are often viewed as the most difficult and harsh. Specifically, if the DMV suspends or revokes your license, then you will not be able to drive for up to one year. In fact, the DMV will not even permit you to drive to and from work for a period. Therefore, it is essential you hire an experienced DUI Firm because if your case is not handled properly, then you will lose your license.

When you are arrested for DUI, there are two actions that begin: one in the DMV and one in the criminal courts. The DMV proceeding is called the Administrative Per Hearing, and it is the hearing the DMV will hold to determine whether your license should be suspended. The hearing does not determine whether you are guilty of DUI, just whether your license should be suspended. The DMV, however, may only take action if the DUI is for alcohol. The DMV will not hold a hearing for drug-only DUIs. The penalties at the DMV are often viewed as the most difficult and harsh. Specifically, if the DMV suspends or revokes your license, then you will not be able to drive for up to one year. In fact, the DMV will not even permit you to drive to and from work for a period. Therefore, it is essential you hire an experienced DUI Firm because if your case is not handled properly, then you will lose your license.