Q: Do I still have a chance of delaying my license suspension, if I didn't act within the 20 days following my arrest?
I wasn't pulled over by an officer, I had already parked my vehicle on private property that belongs to family friends when I was approached by officers in Tulalip, WA. I refused field sobriety tests & breathalizer. They took me into custody, I took breathalizer at station. They released me within hours. I didn't leave with any kind of ticket, my license was not punched, nor taken. I never requested a hearing because I was advised not to. Now I'm past that date and received a notice from the dol my license will be suspended for a year starting July 31st. Still haven't been informed of what the Tulalip police department are charging me with? Can I still save my License?
A: The DOL is tough to deal with at the best of times. Obviously your question is old, but if you do not request a hearing within 20 days and the DOL received paperwork from the reporting officer, you have almost no chance at keeping your license. Sorry.
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