It is important to note that if you have been charged with a DUI in Florida, you only have ten (10) days to challenge your driver’s license suspension or waive a formal review hearing in exchange for an immediate hardship license for first offenders through a Formal Administrative Review Hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Failure to request a hearing or waiver within ten days will result in the automatic suspension of your license until your case is resolved.
Our law firm has extensive experience representing clients at the Florida DHSMV Administrative Formal Review Hearing. During the hearing, our experienced attorneys will argue on your behalf to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license. We will collect evidence and review police reports and video evidence to develop a strong case, maximizing your chances of retaining your driving privileges.
If we successfully challenge your suspension, your driver’s license will be reinstated, the record of suspension will be removed and you will be able to legally drive again. If the suspension is upheld, we will work with you to negotiate a temporary hardship license, which will allow you to drive for work, school, and other essential activities.
First-time offenders have the option to waive the Formal Administrative Review Hearing and opt for an immediate hardship license. However, this must be done within the ten-day period following your arrest. This option is only available to individuals who have not had any prior DUI convictions and may come with certain restrictions such as driving for business purposes only.
Having an experienced DUI defense attorney at Albert Quirantes, Esq. Criminal DUI & Ticket Lawyers guide you through the process of a Formal Administrative Review Hearing or a waiver of the hearing is essential. Our law firm has a successful track record of protecting the rights of our clients and helping them get their lives back on track after a DUI charge.
If you are facing a DUI charge in Florida, do not hesitate to contact us for a free no obligation strategy session. We will review the details of your case and explain your options for challenging your license suspension or obtaining a hardship license. Call us at 305-644-1800 to speak with a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney today. We are here to help you through this difficult time.