In Maine, after being arrested for an OUI/DUI offense, you should receive a notice from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles notifying you that your Maine driver’s license will be suspended by the BMV. Often this notice is not the final say. There is a way you can try to save your ability to drive. This notice also tells you that you have the right to an administrative hearing if requested prior to 10 days of the scheduled suspension date. You might be considering that as complicated as the BMV rules and regulations are, perhaps a lawyer could represent you at your BMV hearing?
The question (Can a lawyer represent me at my BMV hearing) is one that comes up from time to time from prospective clients. The BMV has its own unique hearing procedure referred to as Administrative law procedure. As a Maine OUI defense lawyer, I know Administrative law procedure as well as I know criminal court procedures in Maine. Having an attorney represent you at your BMV hearing is a wise choice. Once you are my client, I will request the BMV hearing on your behalf along with a request for copies of the probable cause statement, any police reports, blood alcohol report, or other discovery materials available from the BMV.
The BMV hearing offers an opportunity to test the waters to several legal defenses. For example, did the arresting officer violate your constitutional rights in any way during the stop?
In situations like these, your future is at risk. It is important that you take swift action to have an advocate assist you to navigate through the Maine legal system and assure there is minimal impact to your future. There are proven strategies to defending Maine OUI Offenses. The sooner our legal team becomes involved in the intricate details of case, the more time we will have to help to prepare your defense. Effective action taken by a skilled Maine OUI defense lawyer as soon as the charges are filed by the DA sometimes can result in a lesser charge or in some cases prevent any additional charges from being filed. Whether the Maine OUI Offense is due to alcohol, drugs or prescription drugs, it is imperative that you contact our firm as quickly as possible after the arrest.
Our committed legal team is determined to take immediate action to seek a positive case outcome. If you or someone you know is charged with drunk driving in Maine, I encourage you to contact The Nielsen Group for your free legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will take the time to answer your questions and to put your mind at ease as we work with you to determine a defense strategy.
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