Is there a way to appeal a 2 year license suspension, into a 1 year suspension after the fact?
Question Details: I am serving a 2 year suspension but participating in the interlock program. I have fulfilled all court ordered requirements, and my chemical dependency assessment found that I do not have an alcohol/chemical issue, but need PTSD counseling. I am currently in treatment for PTSD at the V.A.. I blew a .17, which is why it is a 2 year suspension. Is there a way to appeal this 2 year suspension in favor of a 1 year?
Rather than appeal the two year suspension which you may not be able to do because of being barred by the time period for which to do so, perhaps filing a petition with your state's department of motor vehicles to amend the suspension that you received from 2 years down to 1. For that I suggest that you consult with an attorney experienced in administrative law with your state's department of motor vehicles.
From what you have written, the chances for a successful appeal does not seem likely based upon my experience in such matters.
I agree with counsel. You can consult with a Minnesota lawyer versed in dui/dwi matters (sorry I only do family law). However, appeals or amednments in this area can be difficult. If you decide to pursue the matter, you'll have a better chance with an attorney helping you.