License Revocation

Honolulu Driver's License Revocation Lawyer

Assisting Clients Through The License Revocation Process in Honolulu, HI

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Honolulu, your driver's license may be in danger. Even a first-time offender could be facing a mandatory driver's license revocation. Anyone who has been arrested or charged with a DUI in Hawaii will experience an immediate license revocation.

You will need to make a request with the Administrative Driver’s License Revocation Office, a subdivision of the Hawaii Judiciary, within 6 days of the Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office Notice of Decision to fight the revocation of your driver's license.

If you would like to learn more about how I can help you during a driver's license revocation hearing, do not wait another moment to speak with The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC. My staff will email you updates throughout the case as well as provide you scanned copies of documents, and you will get the paper copies delivered to you, all so that you will be informed and aware of what I am doing to defend you to give you the peace of mind that you need.

Are you looking to see if you are eligible for an ADLRO hearing? Call The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC, today at (808) 521-3367 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation with our driver's license revocation attorney in Honolulu.

Understanding the Administrative Hearing Process

Unlike other criminal matters, DUI charges will spark two different actions: one by the criminal court and another by the administrative court (Hawaii's Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office). While the criminal court will determine if your case has merit or grounds to pursue criminal repercussions, the administrative case will simply examine evidence to determine if a driver's license revocation will be necessary.

The Administrative Hearing Process includes the following:

  • You must submit a request within 6 days of your ADLRO Decision to request a hearing.
  • The revocation office will make a decision to either reinstate your driver's license or uphold the revocation of the license.
  • If your driver's license is reinstated, the office will notify you that you may pick up your license.
  • If your license is revoked, your temporary permit is only good until the hearing date, if the request for a hearing was timely; otherwise you will need to obtain an Ignition Interlock Device and Ignition Interlock Permit.

Why Choose The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC?

If your driving privileges are on the line, you should demand exceptional legal representation from your Honolulu DUI attorney. Having successfully represented hundreds of clients through administrative hearings as well as through criminal courts for over 25 years, I know that my clients are deserving of high-quality defense representation.

When representing my clients:

  • I focus on the facts and use my knowledge of the law to protect my clients' rights
  • I keep my clients informed throughout every stage
  • I stay open and honest with clients regarding every aspect of their case
  • I inform clients of what they should know, their options, and their avenues of defense
  • I offer free case consultations to give clients the opportunity to speak with me
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Common DUI Questions

  • What is considered to be a DUI in Hawaii?
    Like most other states, drivers found to be operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or higher will be arrested for DUI. In order to measure a driver's BAC, officers often subject drivers to breath tests, blood tests, or urine tests. In other instances, a police officer may ask a driver to participate in a field sobriety test. In Hawaii you can be charged with per se (BAC) and or with impairment (regardless of your BAC).
  • I was arrested for a DUI. When should I talk to a lawyer?
    Immediately. In the state of Hawaii, a police officer will issue an instantaneous driver's license revocation upon a DUI arrest. Your attorney can take steps to request and or preserve evidence early after your arrest and can also speak with witnesses or visit the scene close in time to your arrest. Your attorney will be able to represent you during this administrative hearing, as well as any type of criminal proceeding thereafter.
  • What will happen to my driver's license if I do not petition a license revocation?
    If you fail to take action and request a hearing in a timely manner, you could be jeopardizing your driving privileges. Upon arrest, an arresting officer will issue you a Notice of Administrative Revocation. This notice will serve as a temporary driving permit for 30 days. An in-person administrative hearing must take place within 24 days of receiving a Notice of Revocation. Failure to take action on a first-time DUI offense could result in a mandatory driver's license revocation for up to 1 year.
  • Is it required by law to take a breath or chemical test?
    You do have the right to refuse a breath or chemical test, however, you will also face possible penalties as a result of refusing a chemical test. Admittedly, chemical tests are prone to error and inaccuracy, however, it will be imperative that you listen to law enforcement officers. Refusal of a breath or chemical test could result in a license revocation for up to 2 years on a first-time offense.
  • What happens if I failed a field sobriety test?
    Do not assume that your case will rely solely on the results yielded during a field sobriety test! Even if you have failed a field sobriety test, these tests are not always accurate and often do not take in special circumstances of the person taking the test.

    For example, people with health issues, coordination issues, or sight issues may not perform in a way that would suggest sobriety. Additionally, other external factors, such as uneven roads, weather, stress, or improper administration by the police officer could lead to erroneous results.

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