Anytime a driver is pulled over and placed under arrest for a suspected DUI, the arresting officer is required by law to confiscate the individual's driver's license. If you have had your license confiscated following a DUI arrest, you will be given a pink slip of paper to inform you that you only have 14 days in which to request an Administrative License Hearing. At this hearing you will be given the opportunity to fight the license suspension. If you fail to request a hearing your license will be suspended automatically. If you are successful at fighting your suspension, you will be able to retain at least some portion of your driving privileges.
As the loss of your license will likely have a dramatic impact on your ability to get to and from work, pick up your children, get groceries, go to the doctor and attend to other urgent matters, it is important you act quickly in your own defense. Hiring an experienced DUI attorney who can help you prepare for your hearing and who will be able to provide a compelling argument in your defense, will increase your chances of having the administrative judge allow you to retain your driver's license. Attorney Paul Burmaster is a highly-respected DUI attorney who can represent DUI cases in any of the courts throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Over the years he has handled more than 300 bench trials and over 40 jury trials. If you are worried about losing your license after a DUI, he stands ready to aggressively defend you as well. Speak with a Kansas City DUI attorney at his firm immediately so that he can begin working on your defense.