What are my chances getting a first-time DUI charge dropped?

I have a clean record;I have a CDL license and I was operating a non-commercial vehicle. reported AC: 0.087. I’m 24 years old and I do not know the best way to approach this situation.

Asked on July 6, 2012 under Criminal Law, North Dakota

Answers:

Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Usually, your citation will indicate that you have a certain amount of time in which to request a hearing on your driver license.  If you do not, the driver license division, who issued the license, will automatically suspend your license.  So make sure you request a hearing within the time.

If the driver license division does not suspend your license, because of your low BAC, you may be able to negotiate a plea that enables you to keep your driving privileges.  But, it will not matter if you do not prevail before the driver license division.

Hope this helps.


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