OHIO ALS -- About BMV Hearings
Columbus, Ohio ALS / BMV Hearing Attorney
When you have been arrested and charged with a DUI or drunk driving charge, your license is automatically suspended. This is known as an Administrative License Suspension -- ALS. In Ohio, an ALS can only be imposed if (a) an officer has "reasonable grounds" to believe the operator of the vehicle is impaired and (b) if the operator of the vehicle either tests over Ohio's legal limit (.080% by breath) or refuses a chemical test (blood, breath, or urine). In certain cases, it becomes vital that a hearing is requested regarding your license suspension, particularly in cases in which there is a strong possibility that the individual charged will not be convicted of the offense. There is a 30 day window in which to request the hearing after the arrest. A Columbus BMV hearing lawyer can schedule the hearing and represent you at the hearing. At Koffel Law Firm, we will have one of our DUI / OVI lawyers review all of your tickets (by fax, email, or in person) as well as the Ohio BMV 2255 Form to see if there are any ways in which to get an ALS reversed, terminated, or temporarily lifted (a "Stay of the ALS"). The legal team has long experience in dealing with these hearings and can advise you what can be done in your specific case.
OHIO ALS / BMV Hearing Defense Lawyer in Columbus
Most of Koffel Law Firm's clients need driving privileges restored as quickly as possible for work, child care, school, or other medical appointments. The Ohio DUI / Ohio OVI lawyers of Koffel Law Firm can normally identify, in a matter of minutes, exactly when a client's driving can be restored. Many times, this can be done without the client having to even appear in court.
However, there are times when ALS hearings must be conducted before a judge. These hearings need to be handled by an attorney who has already researched your defense and can bring the information to the hearing in order to fight to avoid the suspension of your license. There are a variety of circumstances in which this could be possible, and a thorough review of your specific circumstances can provide the DUI defense lawyer from the firm with the data in order to advise you what can be accomplished regarding your driver's license.
No one wants to be stuck without a driver's license. Many cases can be defended in court, and each case has different circumstances. It is strongly advised that you contact Koffel Law Firm as quickly as possible after your arrest in order to protect your rights and to avoid the pitfalls of dealing with the Ohio court system on your own. Each county has its own set of judges and prosecutors, and a variety of ways of handling the situation regarding your license. The legal team at Koffel Law Firm is very familiar with the county courts and the personnel and the specific rules and procedures in each. Take advantage of over 15 years of experience in defending DUI cases and contact the firm without delay if you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Columbus or other part of Ohio.
Contact a Columbus BMV Hearing Defense Attorney
from Koffel Law Firm if you have had your license suspended due to a DUI case.