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Do I Need a Lawyer at a DMV Hearing?

If you have been charged with DUI or another traffic offense, chances are that you might have to face not only a court trial, but an administrative or DMV hearing as well. Even if you don’t have a lawyer for your court trial, you will be assigned a public defender to fight your charges and provide you with counsel. Unfortunately, during a DMV hearing, you are on your own, unless you hire a lawyer to make your case.

Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for an Administrative Hearing

Administrative hearings are different than the criminal trial, and both have separate outcomes. The cases have no bearing on one another and the administrative hearing is solely focused on whether or not the DMV will suspend your driver’s license.

Showing up to the DMV for your hearing and simply pleading your cause will not get your license back, even if you have work to get to, children to take care of, or other commitments.

As harsh as that may sound, it’s important to understand that you need to make a legal case against the suspension of your license, not simply an emotional or needs-based case.

With a skilled attorney, you benefit from the following:

  • Help with filing the proper documents on time
  • Legal representation that fights for your rights
  • Support and counsel regarding your options

It is highly recommended that you take advantage of all the benefits that hiring an attorney offers. Not filing the proper papers or filing papers at the wrong time will result in license suspension. An attorney from Rokusek Stein Law, LLC can investigate all aspects of your case and provide you with legal guidance.

Learn More about Your Case in a Free Consultation!

Rokusek Stein Law, LLC is backed by 30+ years of experience. With a former prosecutor on our team, our clients benefit from insight into how the prosecution will likely approach their case. As a result, our firm is able to build effective defenses and fight for the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients.

To learn more about your legal options, contact us today!


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attorney rokusek is a mock trial instructor for the johnson county police academy and serves on the federal criminal justice academy (cja) panel for the district of kansas and on the federal attorney appointment list. she is also a master attorney in the earl e. o'connor american inn of court.

at rokusek law, llc, our lawyers have a reputation for offering a high-standard of professional service. this is shown by the multiple honors that we’ve been awarded over the years.

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