Every U.S. citizen is given a social security number at birth, and this number stays with you your entire life. This is the number the government uses to identify you for things like paying taxes, applying for student loans, and can be linked to any criminal history record you have acquired. Other important forms of identification include your birth certificate, passport, and driver’s license. All of these things are needed when leaving the country, or getting on an airplane. If you do not have the proper identification when asked to present same, you can be detained and not allowed to travel or continue a trip you have already started. The inability to move freely from state to state, or to get on a cruise ship or take a flight to another location seriously hampers… Continue reading
A DUI case is not just a criminal case against you, it is also an administrative matter regarding your right to drive. Perhaps the most important thing to know about your license is the time frame within which you must take action, or you will not be allowed to do so later. You only have ten days after your arrest to request a hearing to keep your right to drive, and if you do not do so your driving privileges will be lost.
The law on driver’s licenses suspensions that accompany a DUI are as follows:
● If you took the breath test, the suspension lasts 6 months if you fail to request a hearing to maintain driving privileges.
● If you refused the test, your license will be suspended for a period of one year if you do not request a formal review… Continue reading
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… Continue reading