In the event you have been charged with a DUI in the State of Arizona, the officer may have confiscated your driver’s license and served you with a license suspension form called an ‘Admin Per Se’, which is an MVD action that takes place 15 days after the affidavit is served to the driver. This form will serve as your temporary driver’s license during that 15-day period. The driver will have 15 days from the date of service (which is usually the same day as the DUI arrest) to request a hearing with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) – Executive Hearing Office. If a hearing is requested, there may be a stay (delay) on the license suspension until the date of the hearing at the Executive Hearing Office. If you fail to request this hearing within the 15-day limit, you could face an automatic license suspension for 90 days. If a hearing is scheduled, an MVD Administrative Law Judge will review your case and decide whether you will be able to maintain your driving privileges. During this hearing, proof of your intoxication must be presented by law enforcement testimony, the results of breath and blood alcohol tests, or the results of the sobriety test that was administered at the time of the DUI stop. The hearing will result in the automatic suspension of your driving privileges if the following can be proven:
- You were both arrested and charged with DUI.
- The officers who stopped you had valid suspicion and legal grounds for determining that you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- You refused any test that measures your blood alcohol content.
- You were fully aware of the consequences of such a refusal.
The Phoenix Executive Hearing Office is located at:
3838 North Central Avenue, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85012
The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC is a trusted DUI Law Firm which will vigorously defend individuals accused of any criminal or DUI charge in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler and the entire Valley. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense attorney and has nearly 20 years of DUI and criminal defense experience, having practiced both as a public defender as well as a private practice criminal defense attorney. He can represent clients in any court in the State of Arizona, including City, Municipal, Justice, and Superior Courts and has handled countless DUI cases in most courts in the valley over the course of his career.
If you are facing a loss of driving privileges as a result of DUI charges, contact the Firm for legal representation at your MVD hearing as well as the DUI court proceedings, and they will fight aggressively on your behalf to help you maintain your driving privileges whenever possible.