Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Hearings in Arizona

You have 15 days from your DUI arrest to schedule an MVD hearing.

In the state of Arizona, a driver cited for drunk driving will have his or her driver's license automatically confiscated by law enforcement officials. After an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI), you have just 15 days to schedule your license suspension hearing with the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). If you do not schedule an MVD hearing, you will not be able to fight for your license and your driving privileges will be automatically suspended for 90 days. The sooner you act, the better chances you stand of keeping your driver's license.

Call Our Tempe DUI Defense Attorneys for Help

Our firm can help you by representing your interests in your hearing with the MVD. Our team at the Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. is highly rated, with a long track record of case wins and decades of collective experience. All of our Tempe DUI defense attorneys are former prosecutors.

We have an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau® and a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo. We are also the proud recipients of Avvo's "Clients Choice Award." We are honest with our clients and fearless in our representation. We have the experience and ability you need to feel confident. Get in touch with us as soon as possible after your DUI arrest so we can help you protect your freedom and your future.

How can a lawyer help me keep my license?

Your MVD hearing will be a civil hearing as opposed to a criminal hearing. The burden of proof is not as stringent, and the standard of doubt is lower than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard of a criminal proceeding.

During the hearing, the administrative law judge will look at various factors, such as:

  • Did the law enforcement officer have good reason to pull you over?

  • Were you arrested for underage DUI?

  • Did your blood alcohol content (BAC) level qualify you for extreme DUI charges?

  • Was the BAC test conducted in a reasonable and proper manner?

Our team can defend you in your MVD hearing. Call Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. at (480) 568-6622 for a free consultation.