Q: If I am charged with a DWI will I lose my license when I go to court?
A: Yes, you could. You are, however, entitled to a hearing to determine if the judge can take your license (provided you have taken a blood test). If you have any evidence that refutes what the court has against you, you may be able to keep your license while the case is being decided.
In Hawaii, both the ADLRO and the court has the power to revoke or suspend your driver's license.
The ADLRO is an administrative agency. It can revoke or suspend your driver's license if your blood, breath, or urine results show a minimum amount of alcohol (.08 or higher) or any drugs or drug metabolites. It also has the power to revoke or suspend your license if you refuse to consent to providing a chemical sample. It may be possible to request a hearing through the ADLRO. You should consult with an attorney immediately regarding this.
If the ADLRO has not yet suspended you license for the same incident, the Court has the power to suspend or revoke your license if you get convicted of OUI.
Please consult with an attorney immediately to learn more and to confirm his advice.
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