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Wilmington DMV Hearing Attorney

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After a DWI conviction, you may have your driver’s license revoked or suspended for a certain period of time. You have a limited window of opportunity to contest this suspension or revocation by requesting a hearing with the DMV. This hearing is important, so it is important that you work with a qualified Wilmington NC DMV hearing attorney who can help you prepare for the hearing and help you protect your driving privileges.

DMV restoration hearings can be requested for:

What Happens in a Restoration Hearing?

A restoration hearing is much like a court proceeding that includes witness testimony and evidence. The hearing is presided by a hearing officer who serves a judge and who will make the final judgment regarding your driver’s license.

Questions that are addressed in a DMV hearing:

  • Were your chemical tests administered properly?
  • Did you refuse chemical tests and were you informed of the penalties?
  • Was the refusal a willful refusal?

During the hearing, you can present your evidence to show why you should have your driving privileges restored, show any inaccuracies with DWI tests, and bring in witnesses to testify on your behalf.

Call a Wilmington DWI Attorney to Help Protect Your Driving Privileges

At James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law, P.A. you have the opportunity to work with a certified specialist in criminal law and a specialist in field sobriety testing. James F. Rutherford has in-depth knowledge of many DWI cases and is highly rated by clients for his legal skills and hands-on approach. We are prepared to put in the hard work and resources in order to protect your driving privileges.

Give us a call at (910) 595-1377 to learn more about restoring your license.

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