When you receive a DUI you face not only the criminal DUI case, but also an administrative case regarding possible loss of your driver’s license. Losing your right to drive significantly interferes with your daily routine, and can cause disruption in your home. You may find yourself in need of carpooling with your spouse, or relying on a co-worker to get to your job. These factors may contribute to feelings of frustration and despair. So, when you receive a DUI it is critical you take the steps necessary to maintain your right to drive.
Florida statute dictates the punishment for DUI offenses. With regard to your license, the following rules are in place:
● If your blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.08 or higher, you face loss of your license for up to 6 months.
● If you refused the breath, blood, or urine test to determine your BAC the period of time you may go without a driver’s license is up to a year.
● If this is a subsequent case, where you have refused testing before, the loss of driving privileges is up to 18 months.
To maintain your right to drive you must take immediate action after the DUI arrest. You have a very short window of time to fight the suspension of your license, and if you fail to do so you are not allowed a second opportunity. Experienced criminal defense attorneys know how to defend the criminal case while also fighting for your driver’s license. Protect your driving privileges by teaming with a qualified criminal defense attorney today.
If you have been arrest for DUI and have questions about how to preserve your driver’s license, call our office for answers. Schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We aggressively defend you and work to maintain your driving privileges. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.