License Suspension Hearing Defense Lawyer in Miami
Defending the Accused in DHSMV Hearings in Fort Lauderdale
After a DUI arrest, you must act quickly or you may lose your driver’s license. You only have 10 days to contest the revocation. Within those 10 days, you must request an administrative review hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).
Failure to request an administrative review hearing within the 10-day deadline will result in automatic suspension. Coupled with a failed breathalyzer test, your driver’s license will be suspended automatically for six months. Even harsher is the penalty for refusing a chemical test: a one-year suspension.
However, with Evan Hoffman and The Hoffman Firm defending you, numerous legal remedies will be available. For example, Mr. Hoffman might request that you receive a hardship license. It’s critical that professional drivers seek the help of a lawyer so that the chances of losing their livelihood are minimized.
In a hearing before the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), other situations might cost you your license. Are you a habitual traffic offender? This could be enough to take your license away. As a result, your relationships with family, friends, and even your employer might suffer long-term damage. How will you get to and from school, the grocery store, or the gym? And how many times can you expect your family or friends to pick up your kids from school?
Let someone who has years of dedicated experience fighting for the rights of others take the stress off of your shoulders. Our license suspension hearing defense lawyer in Miami will walk you through the hearing process and aggressively represent you and your case before the Florida DMV.
What Actions Lead to a DHSMV Hearing?
Typically, if you are arrested for driving under the influence in Florida, you may automatically have your license suspended for six months.
If you have previously been arrested for DUI and have previously refused an alcohol or drug test, you may have your license suspended for 18 months. After the revocation, you have 10 days to contest the revocation.
Getting your license back can be a tedious process. You may be required to attend several court dates in addition to paying hefty fees. To reinstate your license, you must file your request for a DHSMV hearing within the 10-day grace period.
Once the request to challenge the suspension is received, the DHSMV will grant you a 45-day “hardship license.” If you successfully contest your license revocation, you can have your driving privileges restored until the date of your DUI court date.
If you were arrested for driving at .08 blood alcohol content or higher and your attempt at contesting the revocation is rejected, you will be barred from driving for 30 days. If this is a subsequent arrest where you have refused a drug or alcohol test, you will be barred from driving for 90 days.
Should You Waive Your Right to a DHSMV Hearing?
Another alternative to attending a DHSMV hearing is to waive your rights and avoid the 30- and 90-day “sit-out” periods. Instead of attending a hearing, individuals who waive their rights must pay a license reinstatement fee and may then drive using a temporary business license directly after their arrest.
Waiving your right to a DHSMV hearing is not an option if you have an existing DUI in your history or another alcohol-related offense on your driving record.
This option is ideal for some individuals because while the suspension will remain on record, they can avoid the month(s)-long waiting period. This is ideal for individuals whose employment or living arrangements require a driver’s license.
Consult with The Hoffman Firm
With several years of experience as a prosecutor, our Miami license suspension hearing defense attorney, Evan Hoffman, has extensive knowledge of Florida law with regards to what is required to prosecute individuals for DUI. He has handled more than 100 jury trials and over 120 non-jury trials giving him the skills necessary to represent you in a hearing.
If you or someone you know has had a licensed revoked due to a DUI charge, your time is extremely limited. Get help with your case by calling (305) 928-1669 now if you are Miami. If you are in Broward County call 954-737-3004.
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