Being without a driver’s license means you lack the ability to drive. This means you will have to find alternate forms of transportation, and this can be a real hassle. When you lose your driving privileges you can suddenly feel as if your freedom has been taken from you as you rely on friends, family, co-workers, or public transportation to get around. If you have been arrested for DUI in Florida, part of the case is the loss of your right to drive. There are options available to you in this circumstance, and you should take full advantage of your legal rights.
In Florida, a DUI case is a two part proceeding. There is the criminal case associated with the DUI itself, and there is also an administrative portion of the case whereby the State attempts to revoke your right to drive. In most cases a defendant can successfully argue for and obtain a restricted license, which gives the driver the ability to drive to certain functions. For example, on a limited (restricted) license, you are permitted to drive to and from these five places (there are others, depending on your circumstances, but these are the five most common):
- Medical appointments
- Appointments with your attorney
To obtain a limited license after a DUI arrest you must follow certain procedures. You only have 10 days to ask that the revocation of your license be reviewed, and if you fail to do so you will find yourself without wheels for an extended period of time. We make sure the request in your case is timely made and that the evidence needed to obtain a limited license is fully developed. If you have been charged with DUI and still need to be able to drive, call our office immediately. The faster you take action, the faster you can rest assured you have not missed the deadline.
If you have questions about DUI defense, call our office for answers. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We aggressively defend you and work to maintain your driving privileges. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.