If you or a loved one has been charged with an OWI, you have 10 days to file a request for a hearing with the Iowa Department of Transportation. If you do not file a request within 10 days, you license will be immediately suspended. The hearing, which is administrative in nature, must occur within 45 days of your charge and is a great tool for discovery of information that can benefit you in the criminal case.
An administrative law judge oversees the hearing. It is possible to defend against the loss of driving privileges if there is reasonable doubt surrounding your charge. In order to work toward an ideal outcome, it's important to retain an experienced criminal law attorney.
Putting Our Comprehensive Knowledge And Experience To Work
At Culp, Doran & Genest, P.L.C., we have represented thousands of clients in DOT hearings and are ready to bring our comprehensive knowledge and experience to work in your case. We can obtain videos and reports, as well as cross-examine the arresting officer or other witnesses to the arrest in order to exploit any weaknesses in the DOT's case against you.
Even if your license is revoked, you may still apply for a temporary restricted license under many circumstances. We will go over the evidence of your case with you and explore all options under the law for you to keep your license or obtain a temporary restricted license.
Regardless of the issues, we understand how important your driving privileges are to you and we are committed to aggressively advocating on your behalf to help you keep them.
To discuss any aspect of an OWI charge with one of our Des Moines DOT hearing lawyers, call 515-288-3333 or email the firm.