Getting around without a car is a difficult task. If you rely too heavily on friends or family, or have to resort to public transportation you can easily find yourself without a ride by imposing too often, or by missing the bus. So if you are arrested for a crime that includes potentially losing your driving privileges, it is critical to take immediate action to preserve your right to drive, even if that right is temporarily modified. Having at least a limited right to drive will give you the freedom you need to get where you are going, and to maintain some independence.

The top five most common charges that call for revocation or suspension of your license include:

  • A DUI conviction or being convicted of crimes involving drugs or other controlled substances.
  • Violating the requirements to have an interlock device installed in your car, which is a common term of probation for DUI cases.
  • Having too many tickets, points on your record, or otherwise landing on the habitual traffic offender list.
  • Traffic related convictions that include a death or serious injury.
  • Convictions for reckless driving, which includes instances of driving at rates well over the posted speed limit.

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI or another traffic related offense that results in loss of your license, there are things you can to do maintain some right to drive. But, in most instances there are certain rules and procedures, and time restrictions that must be followed in order to make a request for limited license. If you do not follow the proper procedure or miss the deadline, you will not be able to ask for a license. And, if you decide to drive anyway while your license is suspended, you run the risk of being charged with additional crimes. Rather than take these chances, call our office for help. Our experienced DUI defense attorneys have helped keep others on the road, and can help you too. Let us put our experience to work for you, call us today to learn more about what can be done for you.

Allow an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast to help you. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.