If We Win at the Motor Vehicle Division Hearing, Does that Mean My License will Not be Suspended?

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2018)

What Does a Win versus the Motor Vehicle Division Mean

For the time being, yes, but remember, Motor Vehicle Division hearings usually occur before any criminal trial.

If the state fails to meet its burden of proof at the MVD hearing, your driving privileges will not be suspended.

However, this does not mean your driving privileges are immune from suspension.

A conviction in the criminal portion of the drinking and driving charge will result in a suspension for the same time period that would have been ordered had the state met its burden at the Motor Vehicle Division hearing.

The major difference is that a suspension that results from a criminal conviction will ultimately require the driver to obtain SR-22 insurance, which is usually more expensive, to have his/her driving privileges reinstated while a suspension which stems from a Motor Vehicle Division hearing will not create this situation.

Your attorney will walk you through the process and what to expect.

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