Case Conclusion Date: 06.18.2012
Practice Area: DUI and DWI
Outcome: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Affirms Circuit Court Decision
Description: Mr. Thompson was charged with a 2nd offense DUI, and entered a no contest plea in magistrate court. The DMV revoked his license, without a hearing, based upon the no contest plea. Thompson appealed the suspension to Kanawha County Circuit Court and prevailed. DMV then appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court. On appeal the Supreme Court sided with Thompson and ruled that the DMV cannot revoke a license, without a hearing, based upon a no contest plea.