Having a valid driver’s license is necessary to get to and from work, and if you lose your license you could also face possible loss of your job. There are also many other benefits to being able to drive, such as taking your kids to school and their after school activities every day, running errands like going to the grocery store, and being able to go visit friends and family. This is why it is so important to keep your driver’s license in good standing. There are a number of reasons you may face revocation of your license, such as having too many traffic tickets or being arrested for DUI.
When you are arrested for DUI, there is an automatic suspension of your license and you only have ten days to challenge that suspension. Forgetting to take care of this one very important part of your DUI case can leave you without wheels, and relying on friends and family or even public transportation to get around. But, if you make a timely challenge to the suspension, you could end up being granted the following:
- A provisional license, which will grant you driving privileges to places like work and school.
- In some instances, you may be able to have the suspension denied altogether and your full driving privileges reinstated.
The suspension of your driver’s license is automatic upon arrest for DUI, but you will be given a permit to use for the next ten days. This is why you only have ten days to ask for an administrative review of the suspension, and if you fail to do so you will be without a license. Common tactics taken at the administrative review are to offer evidence that the arrest was unlawful, and thus the taking of your license is also invalid. And, even if you are given a provisional license only, the evidence and information gathered at the administrative hearing can come in handy for the criminal defense phase of your DUI case. Call us today to speak with one of our experienced DUI defense attorneys, and let us help keep you on the road.
For help with DUI defense, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for help. We offer representation for a wide range of offenses, call us to schedule an appointment.