DUI / DWI
Defending a DUI charge can be challenging and it is essential to have an attorney that is well versed in the current law.
- Probation (up to one year)
- License Suspension
- Vehicle Impoundment
- Classes (DUI counterattack school
- Community Service
- Ignition Interlock Device
Drivers License Implications
License Suspension by FL DHSMV
When you get a DUI, the DHSMV will suspend your driver’s license. You have 10 days to elect to have a hearing. If you elect to have a hearing, you will be granted an additional period of time before the suspension goes into effect. If you lose the hearing, you will have to serve a 30 day (90 day for a refusal) hard suspension. During the hard suspension, you will not be able to drive at all and you are not eligible for a hardship / work purposes only license. You have the right to have an attorney represent you at the DHSMV hearing. If you win this hearing, your license will be reinstated and it will save you time and money.
Waiver Program – For first-time DUI offenders, the DHSMV will allow you to bypass the hard suspension (suspension with no hardship license) if you waive your right to a hearing. This is an important decision and it is best to consult an attorney before making this decision.