DUI Attorney Honolulu explains what to do immediately after being arrested for DUI
After being arrested in Hawaii for DUI your license will be confiscated and you will receive a temporary 30 day license and a hearing before the Administrative Drivers License Revocation Agency.
Within eight business days after your arrest you will receive a DMV notice indicating whether or not your license will be suspended. There will also be included a request form asking for further review of the evidence. This request form for further review must be mailed back within six days to the DMV.
All in all, you must make the request for further review of evidence within 14 days of your arrest for the administrative hearing in order to try and avoid losing your driving privileges.
If you do not request a hearing or you do not appear at your hearing or you are not successful at your hearing, you will lose your license.
DUI Attorney Honolulu recommends creating a Journal of Events
Another highly recommended task to undertake immediately following your arrest for DUI in Hawaii is to create a Journal that outlines some of the particular details surrounding your arrest.
Document everything that occurred within 24 hours of your arrest.
Use this outline to create your journal:
- Sleep pattern: what time did you go to bed, wake up, were you well rested?
- Eating and drinking: how much did you eat, at what time? How much did you have to drink? What exactly did you drink? What time?
- The weather conditions: was it clear? Cloudy? Raining? Foggy?
- The time and place: what is the exact location of your arrest? What time were you arrested?
- The road conditions: were there many other cars on the road? Was the road bumpy? Smooth? Under construction?
- The arresting officer: the badge number and name of the officer
- Details around the communication you had with the arresting officer: where any Miranda warnings given to you? Did you give verbal response to the questions you were asked?
- Tests: what tests were administered? Did you refuse to take any of the tests? Did the officer tell you about any ramifications or consequences of your refusal to take the tests?
- Rights advisement: were you advised to consult with an attorney prior to submitting to any of the tests?
- Vehicle conditions: was your vehicle in good condition? Was there anything about your vehicle then made it difficult to drive?
- Medical conditions: were you seeing a physician prior to your arrest? Were you taking any medication or prescription drugs?
Please call our expert DUI Attorney Honolulu at (808)377-4103 for a free consultation.