The ability to drive is an important one, without a driver’s license it is difficult to get where you need to go. There are a few instances that might put your driving privileges in jeopardy, including a DUI conviction or the accumulation of too many points on your driving record. To maintain your right to drive, make sure you take an assertive stance when defending the charges against you.
The first thing you should do when charged with a traffic violation, or DUI, is contact an attorney that will properly defend you. Some traffic charges, and all DUI cases involve the possibility that your driving privileges will be revoked. In the case of a DUI matter, you are on a strict timeline to request your ability to drive not be revoked. The procedure for obtaining a modified license includes:
● Appealing the decision to revoke your license.
● Request a modified license in order to allow you to drive to and from work, or to and from school.
You can also obtain a limited license that allows you to drive to medical appointments, and to Church. You must timely request a modified license, after an offense that leads to the revocation. If you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to ask later for a modification to the suspension of your driving privileges. An experienced criminal defense attorney is familiar with the rules and procedures for seeking modified licenses, so you can legally take the road. The danger of driving on a suspended license without getting a modification is that if you are pulled over, you face not only the original charges but also new charges. These charges quickly add up and can result in harsh penalties.
If you have received a traffic ticket, call our office to learn your options on how to maintain your driving privileges. Schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.