You Have 15 Days, So Act Right Away
If you were arrested on a DUI/DWI charge, you only have 15 days to apply for an administrative hearing to contest the suspension of your Louisiana driver’s license. Otherwise, your license will be automatically suspended and you will lose the right to drive.
This driver’s license suspension hearing is a separate matter from your criminal case. You need an attorney who can knowledgeably handle both the criminal and administrative sides at the same time. Sanjay Biswas is just such a lawyer.
The law firm of Sanjay K. Biswas, Attorney at Law, is based in Metairie and assists clients in New Orleans and beyond. Our lawyer can help you fight for your license, seek a restricted license and ignition interlock device, obtain a temporary hardship license or pursue other goals.
Common Causes Of Louisiana Driver’s License Suspensions
The most common reason for a license suspension is being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, your license may also be suspended for:
- Failing a breath test or blood test or refusing such a test
- Committing vehicular homicide or another vehicle-related felonies
- Being convicted of reckless driving, including excessive speeding and texting while driving
A first-offense DWI conviction means the loss of your license for one year. Subsequent convictions will increase the time significantly. If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL), it is particularly important to protect your driving privileges, because your entire career may be at stake.