DUI Defense: Attending Your DMV Administrative Review
Anyone who has been arrested for a DUI-related offense will have only 10 days to request a formal hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
. Your formal hearing will be your only chance to save your driver's license from administrative suspension. Even if you failed your breath test or refused a breath test, you must take action immediately. Do not think that your case is helpless or that the evidence against you is too incriminating to beat.
With the right representation on your side, a Miami DUI lawyer can take the appropriate steps to effectively save your license. At Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A., we have been successfully defending the rights, interests, and driving privileges of clients for more than 50 years combined
. Trust our firm to employ every resource in our arsenal to contest a suspension of your license after an arrest.
Understanding Florida's Administrative Suspension
Depending on your circumstances, the length of a license suspension can vary. If you were arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level over .08% or for refusing a chemical test, you could be facing serious penalties.
Even for first-time offenders, potential license suspensions may include:
If you were arrested for refusing a breath test, your license suspension penalties could include:
- A 30-day hard suspension, meaning you cannot drive for any reason for 30 days
- A 6-month suspension to follow a 30-day hard suspension
- A 90-day hard suspension
- A 12-month license suspension after serving your hard suspension
In some instances, you may be able to avoid a hard license suspension by requesting a Business Purpose Only license. This restricted driver's license allows you to drive to court-approved destinations. It will be important to review all of your legal options with a professional who knows your rights.
Protect Your License with a Defense Lawyer in Miami
Our Miami DUI attorneys are veteran litigators and we know how to effectively protect you. We are specifically trained to defend clients at all levels of state or federal courts throughout South Florida. We have successfully defended hundreds of clients
and have been recognized for our professional abilities. We proudly wear our emblems of success, including being honored by Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™.
We're on your side. Call DMT before time runs out!
Do you need to attend your formal hearing with the DMV? Do not go through this battle alone
. Your DMV hearing will be only one aspect of this multi-faceted fight and we stand ready to give a good fight. Protecting your driving privileges could offer you the peace of mind you need during this challenging and uncertain time.
Call our firm and schedule your free case evaluation to learn more about your potential defenses!