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Driver's License Suspension After a Wyoming DWUI Charge: Can You Fight It?

If you were arrested and charged with a DWUI in Wyoming, you should have received a temporary driver's license, good for 30 days. Once those 30 days are up, if you did not challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension, your driver's license will be suspended for 90 days.

Those first 30 days are critical, and it is important that you contact a skilled and experienced Wyoming DWUI attorney as quickly as possible after being arrested. If you don't, you risk losing your driving privileges under Wyoming's 90 day Administrative Per Se License Suspension. By contacting a skilled and experienced Wyoming DWUI attorney you can challenge, and possibly avoid, the 90 day suspension.

To Fight Driver's License Suspension After a Wyoming DWUI Charge: You Must Challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension Within 20 Days

While your temporary license is good for 30 days, you only have 20 days to challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension. If you do not challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension within 20 days, your driver's license will be suspended for 90 days, even if you are ultimately found not guilty of the DWUI. To preserve your driving privileges, it is critical that you request a hearing to challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension.

To request a hearing on the Administrative Per Se License Suspension, contact a Wyoming DWUI attorney for help completing the Hearing or Record Review Request Form. The form appears on the temporary driver’s license you received at the time of your arrest.

All of this information appears in the fine print on the back of the 30 day temporary license you received at the time of your arrest. Unfortunately, most people miss it and assume that, because the temporary license is good for 30 days, they have 30 days to request the Administrative Per Se License Suspension. This is not the case. If you wish to challenge the suspension, which you should always do, you only have 20 days to do so. At Just Criminal Law, my DWUI defense team frequently receives calls from people who waited between 21 and 30 days after their arrest to call us. Don’t make that mistake. The sooner you call, the more we can do to help you.

Why Should You Challenge the Administrative Per Se Suspension?

There are two benefits to challenging the Administrative Per Se License Suspension.

First, if you successfully challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension, you can avoid losing your license while you wait to see if the police and prosecutor can prove you’re guilty of the DWUI charge. If you do not challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension, your license will be suspended for 90 days, even if you're found not guilty of the DWUI.

Second, by challenging the Administrative Per Se License Suspension your attorney can use the hearing to find out what evidence the police have against you and use this evidence to fight both the suspension and the underlying DWUI charge.

With the consequences and penalties for a Wyoming DWUI conviction so high, you need the assistance of a skilled and experienced Wyoming DWUI attorney.

For Help with a Wyoming DWUI, Contact Just Criminal Law Today

Contact Just Criminal Law today for a free initial consultation, and for assistance challenging the 90 Day Administrative Per Se License Suspension.

Call us at 307-686-6556, email office@justcriminallaw.com, or complete our online form. Based in Gillette, Wyoming, Just Criminal Law represents people in Northeast Wyoming and Western South Dakota.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is offered for educational purposes only. This information is not offered as legal advice. A person accused of a crime should always consult with an attorney before making decisions that have legal consequences.

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