DUI’s and Administrative Hearings

North Dakota and Minnesota DUI cases have two parts: a civil part and a criminal part. The civil part is the administrative hearing. This is a proceeding in which the North Dakota or Minnesota Departments of Transportation (DOT) will attempt to revoke or suspend your driving privileges. The criminal component is the part of the case that can result in penalties such as a criminal record, fines, jail time, and court costs.

Upon your DUI rest, you probably took an Intoxilyzer breath test or a blood test. Either way, if your test results came back to find you legally intoxicated you were given or later served a Report and Notice. After this has been served, you have ten days to request an administrative hearing. A hearing must be held within thirty days on the DOT’s attempted revocation or suspension of your driving rights.

The stakes are high in the criminal component of your DUI case. North Dakota and Minnesota drunk driving charges can potentially result in:

  • Hefty Fines
  • Jail Time
  • Difficulty keeping employment or finding new employment
  • Higher insurance premiums and possible dropped coverage

However, by hiring O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys, you are hiring an aggressive DUI defense attorney who will work hard to keep you out of jail and avoid paying steep fines. O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys uses proven approaches that have worked repeatedly to shield our clients from conviction. Also, to ensure that you keep your license from being revoked or suspended, it is advisable that you seek out an experienced administrative hearing attorney. Our attorneys are capable of handling both matters effectively. If you are being charged with a DUI, call O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys today to schedule an appointment with an skilled DUI and administrative hearing attorney today that can handle both the civil administrative hearing component of your case, and the DUI criminal component of your case. Call for more information – 701-235-8000.

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