Everywhere you look you can see evidence of how quickly time goes by. From posts on social media that seemed like yesterday but were really 5 years ago, to how fast the time seems pass from the day you enter college to the day you leave it isn’t hard to find examples of how quickly Father Time marches. This is an important lesson to keep in mind if you are arrested for DUI. One of the most critical timeframes of your case occurs within just 10 days!

The importance of this 10 day deadline relates to your driver’s license. Florida DUI law requires you to seek an administrative hearing regarding the suspension of your license within 10 days of a DUI arrest, and failure to do so will cost you your driving privileges. After you have made the request for this hearing, you must then focus on how to defend the DUI. Common DUI defenses include:


● Questioning the field sobriety test results, either by challenging the administration of the test itself, or the way the equipment is maintained.

● Identifying other substances that might be responsible for a false positive, such as certain prescriptions or electronic cigarettes.

● Attacking the arrest procedure, and highlighting any flaw such as the lack of probable cause to initiate the traffic stop that led to the DUI charge.


An arrest for DUI can be frightening, but you can successfully defend your case. Staying on top of crucial deadlines is the first step to relaxing and realizing there is light at the end of the tunnel. With the help of a qualified DUI defense attorney, an effective defense can be developed and satisfactory results reached. Before you know it, time will have flown and your DUI case will be nothing but a memory.

If you have questions about how to defend a DUI case, call our office for answers. 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.