I received a letter from the department of public safety that my driver's license had been suspended for a DUI three weeks before the court date. I was never given any kind of test, breath, blood or urin
If you refused the alcohol test, then your privilege to drive will be suspended. I suggest you retain counsel and seek an administrative hearing based on your refusal of the test. Otherwise, it is normal procedure.
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Alabama has an Implied Consent Law. This means that you agreed when you obtained your driving privilege that you would consent to a chemical test if a police officer had probable cause to believe that you were in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while impaired. If you refused to take a chemical test, or the officer alleges same, your license to drive can be administratively suspended, even before you go to court on the DUI. However, there is a procedure that allows you to challenge that suspension and have your license reinstated until you have an opportunity to challenge that action in a court. Lawyers experienced in DUI defense routinely handle such matters. Speak to a qualified DUI lawyer as soon as possible.
In Alabama, a DUI arrest triggers both a criminal case and an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) administrative case. Motorists holding an Alabama driver license arrested for DUI who take a breath test with result of .08% or greater or who refuse to submit to breath testing have only 10 days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing. If the administrative hearing is not formally requested within 10 days of the arrest date, the driver license suspension will automatically take effect 45 days later.
well, it depends on your prior history and negative points.
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