SOME OTHER COMMON TYPES OF LICENSE REVOCATIONS AND SUSPENSIONS (NON-OWI):
While a large number of our cases involve drivers license revocations due
to repeat alcohol-related convictions, we have successfully assisted clients
with many other drivers license issues
FIGHTING DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/REVOKED (DWLS/R) AND OTHER CHARGES THAT
RESULT IN ADDITIONAL SUSPENSIONS/REVOCATIONS
If you are currently on a suspension or even a 1-5 year revocation, any
new moving violation can cause an additional "like" period of ineligibility for
a license. This new suspension or revocation starts again from roughly the time
of the conviction (not the date of the ticket). Unfortunately, many defense
attorneys, prosecutors and judges are not aware of the types of charges that
will cause the additional penalties. At Granzeier & Blankenship, PLC, we have
often and successfully fought DWLS/R and other charges that would have caused
our clients years of additional licensing sanctions. We have also routinely
gone to Circuit Court to remove them when possible - making our clients
immediately eligible for a license. If you are currently facing a DWLS/R or any
moving violation, it is crucial that you contact us immediately, before you
enter a plea of guilty.
REFUSAL OF BREATHALYZER / IMPLIED CONSENT SUSPENSIONS
On 10/1/03 the suspension for a first breathalyzer refusal increased from six
months to one year. A very short (14 day) time limit to request a hearing and
complex legal issues such as “technical refusals” and “insufficient samples”
make it crucial to contact a highly qualified attorney immediately upon being
cited with a refusal. While these are difficult cases, they can be won.
Unsuccessful refusal hearings can be appealed to the Circuit Court (in the
county of issuance) to request either a reversal of the decision or a restricted
license. If you are requesting restricted privileges only and do not have a
refusal within the previous seven years, a Circuit Court relief may allow
driving for work, school and other necessary places. Out-of-state residents may
request “in-state” restricted driving privileges.
POINTS-RELATED SUSPENSIONS AND REVOCATIONS
SOS/Driver Assessment may notify you of a “Re-Examination” if you receive 12
points within a two year period or for other problems. Depending on your
previous driving record, they may restrict, suspend, revoke or impose a
combination of these penalties against your driving privileges. These actions
can be appealed to either SOS/DAAD or Circuit Court.
Medical suspensions are typically “indefinite” and may last until the person
presents sufficient evidence that the alleged condition either does not exist or
is under control. While SOS may suspend for actual medical reasons (e.g.
seizures, blackouts, vision or hearing problems), it may also suspend under
“medical” for a number of seemingly non-medical reasons (e.g. drug or alcohol
violations or an unfavorable police comment about you following an accident).
Upon receipt of any such evidence, SOS/Driver Assessment may notify you of a
“Re-Examination” to determine if they should impose a suspension. They
typically require you to have your doctor complete the DI-4P (Physician’s
Statement of Examination) form, which can be used against you if not completed
and worded in the exact manner they desire. It can be crucial to have quality
representation before any documents, including the DI-4P are submitted to SOS.
If unsuccessful at the Re-Examination, the matter may be appealed to SOS/DAAD or
Lengthy delays in OWI/DUI convictions being sent to Secretary of State from the
court can cause people to suffer several years of improper revocation status
unless the matter is corrected. Granzeier & Blankenship, PLC resolved
these matters informally and, as needed, has obtained court
orders that overturn these unfair results so clients can apply for driving
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SUSPENSIONS
Unpaid legal judgements resulting from auto accidents can result in license
suspensions until the matter is resolved. Whether it takes going back to court,
obtaining a release from the other party or working out a payment plan, our
assistance can be very helpful in re-obtaining your driving privileges.