The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend or revoke your Wisconsin driver's license if you refuse to submit to a sobriety test. The DMV proceeds with their actions against your driver's license separate and apart from the courts. Tracey Wood & Associates represent people who have been arrested for drunk driving (or OWI DUI related charges).
If you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test after being arrested for drunk driving, you have 10 days (not counting legal holidays and weekend days) from the date on your ticket to demand a refusal hearing.
If you fail to file a refusal hearing demand or an administrative suspension hearing demand within 10 days, you will lose your driver's license for at least one year, or up to three years if you have had prior drunk driving convictions anywhere in the United States. If you refuse to submit to a sobriety test, you must file a refusal hearing demand within 10 days; if you submitted to a sobriety test, and your blood alcohol concentration level was in excess of the legal limit, you must file an administrative suspension hearing within 10 days. If you ask an attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates to represent you, and the attorney accepts your case and files a notice of retainer, you will not need to appear at the refusal hearing, administrative suspension hearing or court hearing, unless instructed to do so by the law offices of Tracey Wood & Associates.
The proceedings that will occur in a Wisconsin Circuit Court against you are separate and apart from the proceedings that will occur at an administrative hearing with the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles. Both the administrative suspension hearing and the refusal hearing are held at the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles. A court hearing is held at a Wisconsin Circuit Court. The two are not the same, nor does one affect the other. The date on which you will be instructed to go to court for a drunk driving offense will almost certainly be more than 10 days from the date of your arrest. If you wait to handle your driver's license until your court date, it may too late, and your driver's license may already be suspended or revoked.
Your ticket date is the date in the upper right-hand corner of your ticket. The ticket date is usually the date on which you were arrested for drunk driving. In some situations, the ticket ticket may differ from your arrest date, such as if you were arrested at or near midnight.
If your driver's license is suspended, it can be reinstated after the period of suspension, provided that you have no other violations or conditions to the suspension, but only after you initiate the re-application process with the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Refer to the DMV's website - click here - for information about reinstating a suspended license and locations of DMV offices).
If your driver's license is revoked, it can be reinstated under most circumstances. (Visit the DMV's website for information about how to reinstate a driver's license that has been revoked and office locations).
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, DUI or OWI, please call (608) 350-1004 or e-mail the attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates a brief, but professional 'first-impression" analysis of your case.
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Please take notice that although the law firm of Tracey Wood & Associates website contains a large amount of accurate and useful legal information about drunk driving, OWI, DUI, Sex Crimes, Expungement and other serious crimes, it is not intended to be used as legal advice. Only an attorney can counsel you on your specific case. Please contact the attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates immediately should you find yourself charged with a Drunk Driving in Wisconsin, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), OWI (Operating Under the Influence) or any other serious crime in Wisconsin at (608) 350-1004. Even if your researching drunk driving laws or sex crime laws in Wisconsin, Lawyer Tracey Wood can assist you.