Staying a Suspension

(Last Updated On: October 22, 2018)

Is Staying a Suspension Possible

Staying a suspension is possible if, within 15 days of the date of issuance, the driver requests either a summary review or a hearing with an administrative law judge of the Motor Vehicle Department.

If summary review is requested, the driver submits a written argument as to why his/her driving privileges should not be suspended due to clerical errors on the paperwork submitted by the arresting officer.

Driving privileges shall remain in effect for at least 20 days from the date of the request.

The documents will be reviewed without a hearing and the driver will be notified of the Motor Vehicle Department’s decision.

If a hearing is requested, the suspension is stayed and the driver is considered to have a valid license at least until the day of the hearing.

A hearing date can range from three weeks to three months from the time the hearing was requested.

The hearing will usually take place in the county in which the offense occurred, unless the officer requests otherwise.

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