Were you visiting Florida from out of state and arrested for a DUI-related offense? Are you a Florida resident who was cited for drunk driving while in another state? In either case, you will need legal representation from a Miami DUI lawyer. This is where my firm, Jonathan Blecher, P.A. can step in!
Because this area of law has subtle complexities, it is important to speak with an experienced DUI defense lawyer from Miami to learn how charges will affect you specifically. Your choice in legal representation could have a serious effect on your future and your privileges as a driver.
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If you were pulled over by an officer with an out-of-state driver's license and were charged with DUI, the officer will suspend your privilege to drive in Florida for at least 180 days by sending a report to the DHSMV. From that time forward, per Florida law, you will have 10 days to request a DHSMV hearing to prevent a license suspension in Florida. The Florida suspension may have an effect on your driving privileges in your home state.
If you fail to request a hearing within 10 days of an arrest, your license suspension in Florida will be sustained. If you are not from Florida, a report will be sent to your home state, which could suspend your license to drive in any state. You cannot simply ignore a criminal arrest and hope that an out-of-state arrest is somehow inapplicable to your driving privileges in another state. A criminal arrest is a serious matter no matter where or when you were arrested, and you must seek legal representation immediately.
Miami is an internationally famous city for travel, business, and culture. It is not uncommon for tourists and businesspeople to travel from across the nation to visit the Miami area and other parts of Florida. Unfortunately, when vacationers must face the reality of an arrest, they must also face recognize the need for fierce legal representation.
The sooner that you act, the sooner I can begin constructing your defense. I know that good people get arrested and that, sometimes, a slight mistake or letting your guard down during a vacation or business trip could lead you to an unthinkable predicament. If you are ready to discuss your DUI defense, do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Blecher, P.A. Under Florida law, you only have 10 days to present a case to prevent license suspension, so fast action is vital to trying to retain your license.