An arrest for DUI in Florida is combined with the loss of your driver’s license. In most cases you can ask for an administrative review of this revocation and ask for a provisional license. For first time offenders the granting of a modified license is likely, but as the number of instances of DUI arrests goes up so does the chance you will not be able to maintain your driving privileges. Not only does the number of cases you have had impact the likelihood you will lose your license, but so do certain other factors about your case. Knowing what you are up against with regard to your ability to drive is key, because without a license you will not be legally permitted to drive.
Four ways a DUI case can cause you to lose your right to drive are: to lose your driver’s license include the following situations:
- If the charges include reckless driving or there was an accident with injury along with the DUI charges you face possible loss of your driver’s license.
- If your BAC level was significantly over the limit this can be an indication that you “intended” to drive while intoxicated and any accident that happens as a result was also an intentional act. In this type of case, especially where bodily injury to another is also present, will cause you to lose your license.
- Causing injury to a pedestrian while driving under the influence, or causing an accident that result in death will result in the loss of your driving privileges.
- Having too many prior DUI cases on your record will end with you losing your license.
In some of these instances you can ask for a modified license, but that is not the case for every instance. In order to differentiate between when you can and cannot obtain a limited right to drive let us review the facts of your case. We understand how important it is to be able to get to and from work, or to be able to participate in your kids’ carpool. We take an aggressive approach for every phase of your case, which includes not only the criminal DUI charges against you but also the administrative portion of your case that deals with the loss of your driver’s license. Our team of traffic and DUI defense attorneys knows how to protect your right to drive, and will make sure the request for review of your license suspension is timely made.
If you have questions about how your driving privileges are impacted by a DUI, call our office for answers. Schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.