Being arrested for DUI is more than just a criminal case. There is also an administrative part to every DUI case concerning the automatic loss of your driver’s license that takes place with every DUI arrest. Being without a license means you are not able to get behind the wheel, and this severely limits your ability to get around. But if you act fast you can seek review of the revocation of your license and might be granted a limited right to drive. This is helpful for a number of reasons because it allows you to maintain some semblance of normalcy in your everyday life, but there are restrictions on use of the license.

The second part of a Florida DUI case takes place outside of the four walls of the courthouse. But the administrative review of your right to drive is just as important as the criminal charges filed against you. Every DUI arrest includes a revocation of the defendant’s driver’s license, and asking for that revocation to be reviewed must be done within ten days of the arrest. A timely request will result in an administrative hearing that allows the defendant to ask for reinstatement of full driving privileges, or at least a modified right to drive. When the privileges granted are modified, a provisional license allowing the defendant to drive to the following five places is granted:

  • School
  • Church
  • Appointments with your attorney or probation officer
  • Appointments with a doctor
  • Work

Your case might also contain special circumstances that allow you to drive to places other than these five, and if that is the case it is essential to make your needs known at the hearing. Our DUI attorneys understand the process and are experienced at obtaining results that keep you on the road. We know your right to drive can significantly impact your daily routine and we work hard to develop plans that do not disrupt your family’s needs.

If you have been arrested for DUI, take the steps necessary to maintain your license. Call our office to speak with a skilled criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. The first visit is a free consultation, call today.