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DMV Hearing Attorney in West Virginia

Comprehensive Representation during Your DMV Hearing

Getting arrested by a police officer for DUI in West Virginia triggers two different court proceedings: The administrative license revocation court and the criminal court for the crime of driving under the influence. These two hearings will have separate dates for your first appearance. These legal matters are conducted in different buildings (and often in different counties) and involve different legal issues before different judges.

Your DMV hearing is of the utmost importance because it will determine the status of your driving privileges. Attorney Harley Wagner can represent you during your DMV hearing and fight to protect your driver’s license.

Learn more about your options regarding your DMV hearing by calling (304) 461-6000 or contacting The Wagner Law Firm online.

Every West Virginia DUI Arrest Triggers an Administrative License Revocation

Following any DUI arrest, an administrative license revocation action is immediately triggered against the arrested driver. Under the implied consent law, you are legally compelled to take a breath test. If you refuse to take a breath test or if your breath test shows you were driving over the legal limit, the state will seek license revocation penalties against you.

How to Handle an Order of Revocation Notice

After receiving an Order of Revocation Notice, you will have two choices on how to handle this notice.

One option is to have your West Virginia DUI attorney file a timely written objection requesting an administrative hearing in which you can contest the DMV’s attempt to revoke your driver’s license.

Alternatively, Mr. Wagner may advise you to take advantage of the ignition interlock device laws and go directly on interlock for the underlying revocation period in lieu of requesting an administrative hearing. This option may be very appealing to a person who plans to fight his or her drunk driving charges.

No two DUI cases are the same. Each one requires the individual attention of a skilled criminal defense lawyer. West Virginia DUI attorney Harley Wagner can help you make the right decision on how to handle this order of revocation notice.

Important Reminder about Your DMV Hearing

Because driving is a privilege and not a constitutional right, the state can impose an immediate civil loss of your driving privileges. You only have 30 days after your arrest to appeal the administrative license revocation. That means time is of the essence – it is important to consult with a knowledgeable West Virginia DMV hearing attorney so that you can appeal the revocation if appropriate.

Attorney Harley Wagner represents clients in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Monongalia counties and throughout West Virginia. He is willing to travel across the state to assist you and remains available to take your call at all hours.

Contact The Wagner Law Firm at (304) 461-6000 to get started with a free case evaluation.

Case Results

With decades of legal experience and over 800 hours of DUI defense training, Harley Wagner knows how to fight DUI charges effectively. Read The Wagner Law Firm's recent case results to learn more about Harley's past successes.
  • Dismissed .08 DUI Causing Death case (Clarksburg, WV)
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor .14 Felony DUI Causing Death Case (Martinsburg, WV)
  • Charge Reduced Aggravated DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (Martinsburg, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (Morgantown, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (St. Mary’s, WV)
  • Dismissed DUI 1st (West Virginia)
  • Not Guilty DUI 1st. (Martinsburg, WV)
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Why Trust Harley Wagner?

  • Over 20 Years of Experience
  • More Than 2,500 DUI Cases Handled
  • Performed 800 Hours of DUI Defense Training
  • Award Winning Representation
  • Faculty Member at DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Author of West Virginia's Preeminent DUI Book: West Virginia DUI Defense: The Law and Practice
Looking Forward to Helping You

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