Can I Keep My Driving Privileges After a DUI?

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There are several different possible penalties that you can face after a DUI. Whether it be jail time or fines, these penalties can drastically impact your life. Another penalty that you could face is a driver’s license revocation. The length of time that the license is revoked depends on the number of existing charges. Is it possible to avoid a license revocation? The team at Ali & Blankner explains.

Are Suspensions Automatic in Florida?

In Florida, your driver’s license is automatically suspended after a DUI arrest. Even if your arrest is unlawful, you will have to attend to your suspension immediately. Why do these suspensions go into effect immediately? The intended purpose is to protect the interests of the public and their general welfare.

Can I Use the DUI Ticket as a License?

You can actually utilize your DUI ticket as a license temporarily after your initial arrest. It is important to note that this is only valid for 10 days from the date of your arrest. Furthermore, you can only use this for business purposes. This includes:

  • Getting to and from work

  • Driving to the grocery store

  • Attending court or lawyer meetings

While it is useful to utilize your DUI ticket as a license temporarily, you will ultimately need to take further action to keep your driving privileges long-term.

How Do I Keep My Privileges?

Ultimately, you will need to challenge the license revocation with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Understand that you will only have 10 days to get this process started from the initial date of your arrest. Acting quickly is important, and one of the first things you should do is retain an experienced attorney, such as the team at Ali & Blankner. A DUI attorney can help build a case to maintain your driving privileges. Without a request for a hearing with the DMV, you can face a suspension period of six months or more.

Find Legal Representation ASAP

When dealing with license revocation, it is paramount to retain an attorney as soon as possible. You only have a limited amount of time to take action against the automatic suspension of your license. Ali & Blankner is prepared to help build a defense that can help you keep your driving privileges so you can maintain your livelihood.

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