DUI West Virginia First Offense: What to Expect

This video features Frank Walker, a Criminal Law attorney based in Pennsylvania.

Defense Lawyer Explains How to Avoid a Suspended License

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

If you're arrested for a DUI in West Virginia, what do you need to know? We asked attorney Frank Walker in this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Frank Walker:

It's similar everywhere you go. You want to make sure you keep your paperwork and give it to an attorney who understands DUI law. However, in West Virginia it's a little bit different. So here's how it works: You get arrested, you bond out if you go to jail, you get your paperwork, you're at home one day and you receive this thick envelope in the mail; it's from West Virginia Department of Transportation. That is a license suspension notice; if you don't respond in a certain time, they get to suspend your license. Now there are opportunities to preserve your license by getting an interlock or going to some classes or even having a hearing, but if you don't respond within that short period of time, you're in trouble and your license could be suspended.

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