Nampa ALS Hearing Attorney
License Suspension Hearings for DUI Arrests
Criminal court proceedings are just one side of driving under the influence (DUI) cases. The other side involves administrative license suspension (ALS) hearings, which are held to address whether one’s driving privileges will be suspended or revoked. According to Idaho Code § 18-8002A, a DUI arrest leads directly to ALS suspension if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or greater. Refusal to submit to breath or blood testing will also initiate license suspension proceedings.
At Gulstrom & Govia, we take a multi-faced approach to DUI defense. We represent our clients in criminal court and at ALS hearings to protect their freedom and their driving privileges. ALS proceedings are completed independently from DUI proceedings in criminal court, and the outcome of an ALS hearing will not impact the outcome of a criminal DUI case, and vice versa. When you work with a Nampa DUI lawyer at our firm, we will represent you at any and all proceedings related to your arrest.
Protecting Drivers in Nampa, ID
ALS hearings are administered by the Idaho Transportation Department. In these hearings, an administrative law judge will hear the facts of your case and will make a ruling therein. The manner in which your case is presented may directly impact whether you keep your license or face suspension. When you involve a Nampa ALS hearing attorney at Gulstrom & Govia, we will act quickly to request a hearing. We will prepare for this as we prepare for your DUI case in court, obtaining the following evidence and presenting it to support your side of the story:
- Videos and audio recordings, including from the officer’s vehicle or the interrogation room.
- Police and 911 logs.
- All reports relevant to your arrest.
- Breath or blood test results.
- Physical evidence related to the initial police stop.
If we can prove that you did not fail a breath test, that you were not properly informed of the consequences of refusing a breath or blood test, or that the officer did not have probable cause to pull you over for DUI in the first place, this may serve to protect your license from suspension. It can also help your case in criminal court, as we will have a stronger case to present on your behalf.
Get the representation you deserve at your ALS hearing after a DUI arrest. Call our firm at (208) 502-5006.