If you have been arrested and are facing DUI charges in the state of Florida, you face the possibility of license suspension. This can significantly alter your day-to-day life and can cause you to have to rely on public transportation or restricted driving privileges. To learn more about how you could get your license restored or keep your license from going into suspension, the award-winning criminal defense firm of Ali & Blankner has the tools to fight and win to keep your driving privileges intact.
A breath, blood or urine test refusal can warrant an automatic license suspension. You still have the right to request an administrative hearing so long as you do this within 90 days of your arrest. If you are successful at your DMV hearing, then your license will be reinstated to you. If you are unsuccessful at your DMV hearing, then your license will go into an automatic 90-day suspension. After this 90-day period has expired, then you may be able to petition for restricted driving privileges to serve out the duration of your suspension penalties.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has a points system. If a driver accumulates enough points, their driving privileges could be suspended. A DUI is not the only way to receive points against your license. Drivers can also receive points for speeding tickets and other types of moving violations. DUI are, however, the most serious driving offense when it comes to amount of points accrued.
The Florida DHSMV can suspend your license for the following reasons:
The driver's license revocation periods for DUIs involves:
At Ali & Blankner, our Orlando DUI attorneys understand how important being able to drive is to you. If you have been charged with a DUI and your license is in danger of being suspended, call our Florida defense firm and let us work to keep you on the road.
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