Most of life’s important topics have a long list of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s). For example, when you enroll in college you will wonder when your classes meet and what is expected of you for successful completion of the course. When buying a car it is common to ask what type of mileage the car gets, how well the vehicle is rated for safety, and how much “extras” will cost you.
For a DUI, there are some things that are important to know, so you can take steps to maintain your right to drive and effectively defends the charges. Four common DUI questions are:
- Will I lose my license?
- Will I have to go to jail, or can I go on probation?
- What will the terms of my probation include?
- Are there any deadlines I need to know?
In every first offender case, your driving privileges are revoked for a period of time. However, this does not mean you cannot drive. In order to maintain the right to drive you have to request a review of the suspension, and it must be done by a certain time. You have 10 days after a DUI arrest to seek review of your license suspension, and this is a very important deadline not to miss. Once you have made that request, you should turn your attention to the criminal case. Many cases are resolved by allowing the defendant to enter a plea, and then serve a term of probation without going to jail. The terms typically include the requirement to attend alcohol education courses, and to have an interlock device installed in your car. Each case is different, and so the probationary terms will vary from case to case. We can help figure out what is right for your case, and argue for results that meet your needs.
For answers to questions about DUI’s, call an experienced criminal defense attorney today. Skilled criminal defense attorneys in Stuart and the Treasure Coast are here to help you reach workable solutions. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.