So, you’ve been arrested for DUI and are wondering what this means for your driver’s license? The answer depends on whether you are a first time offender, or have had a prior DUI. For most first time offenders, a hardship license is a possibility, but you do have to take certain steps to ask for this remedy. The most important thing to remember is to make a request for review of the status of your driver’s license within ten days of being arrested for DUI. If you do that, you may be given a limited right to drive. But when it comes to a second or subsequent DUI arrest, the story is not quite the same.
Three things you need to know about getting some of your driving privileges back if this is not your first DUI, are:
- You could be required to complete DUI and/or drug and alcohol school.
- The Special Supervision Services has to give you the thumbs up by way of a recommendation for the license.
- You will be required to remain in the Special Supervision Services program the entire time you are driving on a hardship license.
If approved, you do have to pay fees and you will probably be required to have an interlock device installed in your car. All of this might sound like a lot of hard work, and it can be, but being given even a limited right to drive can help ease the burden of not having a license at all. There are also certain timing requirements for this type of license, so you will want to be sure you follow the proper procedure. We have helped people who have just received their first DUI, and also drivers who have had a prior charge against them. We understand how important your right to drive is to you and your family, and aggressively pursue every legal remedy available. Let us help you with your case, and keep you on the road. In addition to the help you will need with your license, we will also work hard for a good result in the criminal portion of your DUI case.
For more information about DUI defense, call us today to schedule an appointment. One of our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Stuart and the Treasure Coast is here to help you and your first visit is a free initial consultation.