Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C. represents clients in both criminal and civil matters.  One of the most common criminal charges is Driving Under the Influence.  The odds are that everyone knows someone who has been charged with Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Ability Impaired.  A DUI or DWAI can have serious implications for individuals including potential jail time, losing your driver’s license, probation and associated costs, fines, alcohol classes, and mandatory community service.  After receiving a DUI, many people do not know what to do.  Even though people may not be ready to hire an attorney right away, it is important that they protect their rights after they receive a DUI or DWAI.  One way people can do this is to request a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 7 days after receiving their DUI or DWAI.  By doing so, people may be able to get a temporary license until the hearing and may be able to get their licenses back at the hearing.  However, if you don’t request the hearing within 7 days of your DUI or DWAI, you will lose your right to a hearing absent special circumstances.  Call Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C. today for your DUI or DWAI case.