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Driver's License Restoration

You Only Have 10 Days to Get Your License Back

Florida is particularly harsh when it comes to penalizing individuals who are found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Whether you were arrested in Florida or in another state, you can still suffer consequences to your criminal record, as well as to your driving record. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) follows a points system in which traffic offenses add points to your driving record and can eventually result in license suspension or revocation. In cases of drunk driving, however, license suspension is always involved.

A first-time DUI arrest will result in license suspension for 180 days to 1 year, unless the driver's negligence resulted in bodily injury to another person, in which case it is a 3-year suspension. Second-time DUI charges also incur a suspension of 180 days to 1 year, but the suspension can be for 5 years if the second offense occurs within 5 years of the first. A third-time offense within 10 years will result in a 10-year suspension, and a fourth offense will automatically result in the same.

Obtaining a Hardship License in Florida

Just because your license was suspended does not mean that you cannot regain your right to drive. There are some cases in which license suspension can result in extreme hardship for the individual and may endanger their ability to get to work or school. If you have been arrested for DUI and your license has been suspended, you have 10 days to request an administrative hearing with the DHSMV. If you wait longer than 10 days to file, you will not be able to obtain a hardship license and will have to wait until your DUI defense case is won in order to drive again.

By filing for an administrative license hearing, you and your attorney will appear before an administrative judge at the DHSMV and argue your case. You must prove to them that your license suspension will place you in extreme hardship and that you are responsible enough to have a restricted license. If the judge grants you a hardship license, you will be allowed to drive to and from vital locations such as work, school, appointments, and the grocery store until your DUI trial is complete.

Hire a Jacksonville DUI Attorney from Parks & Braxton, PA

Our firm is dedicated to providing aggressive defense and satisfactory results for each of our clients. We have the experience and the power to fight your charges, as well as the knowledge to win your case. Our lawyers have a history of successful defense case outcomes, having defended thousands of clients from DUI charges over the years, and we go the extra mile to provide the exceptional service that our clients deserve. We remain available 24 / 7 to take your calls, including on weekends and holidays. Contact our firm today to learn more and to file for an administrative license hearing before it is too late!

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Case #05-2013-CT-065706 Defendent arrested after failing field tests and blowing above .08 at checkpoint. The State dropped the DUI. View All Wins
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