Do you remember the freedom you felt when you turned 16 and got your driver’s license? Being able to go where you need to go, when you need to get there is a bit part of living an independent life. But having a license is a privilege and sometimes circumstances arise where you have to fight to maintain this right. One of the most common ways to lose your license is to get a DUI and fail to ask for at least a modified right to drive. If you have been arrested for DUI you must act fast to save your license and there are also some other things that need your attention if you want to stay behind the wheel.
Besides being pulled over and arrested for DUI, here are four things that could cause you to lose your license:
- Having too many points on your driving record. Points accumulate when you get tickets for things like speeding or having a DUI conviction on your record.
- Being convicted of reckless driving, which is a common counterpart to a DUI charge or can happen if your speed is significantly over the limit.
- Being charged with DUI that also includes an accident or injury. The more severe the injury caused, the more likely you are to have your license yanked.
- Failing to abide by the terms of your probation, regardless of the underlying charge. Probation is a popular way to resolve criminal charges, but you have to stick to the plan in order to receive the benefits. With traffic related charges such as DUI or reckless driving you are especially vulnerable to potential loss of license if you don’t abide by the terms of the probation sentence ordered.
If you have been charged with DUI or any other traffic related offense it is possible part of your case includes revocation of your driver’s license. Our experienced DUI defense attorneys can help you keep your license by acting fast and making sure important deadlines are not missed. Call our office for more information.
For more information about DUI cases, call our office today. Contact us today schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. The first visit is a free initial consultation