License Suspension in Florida
Miami DUI Attorney Can Represent You at a DHSMV Hearing
Have you been arrested for an offense related to driving under the influence (DUI) in Miami, Florida? At Jonathan Blecher, P.A., I know that a mistake could lead to serious consequences. As a Miami DUI lawyer, I am here to assure you that the penalties do not have to be as severe as you may think!
Many people come to my office assuming that the evidence against them is too incriminating to fight. Many people choose not to seek legal representation because they believe that their legal problem is too big and does not have a solution. No matter how complex your DUI matters may seem, I can be trusted to conduct a top to bottom analysis of your case, determine any possible defenses, weaknesses, and strengths in the case, and draft the best possible defense for you!
License Suspension Laws in Florida
For some individuals, a license suspension can create a significant amount of stress. Commercial drivers, for example, rely on their commercial driver's license to conduct business and maintain a steady source of income on which their family can live. Others, such as businesspeople or college students, rely on their driver's licenses to get to and from work, school, and other destinations. No matter what walk of life you come from, a driver's license suspension has the ability to completely change your life.
After a DUI arrest, an officer will issue an order of suspension on your license. In most cases, the officer will grant a temporary license, allowing you only 10 days to consult with a Miami DUI defense attorney to request a DHSMV hearing. At the DHSMV hearing, you will have the opportunity to fight the legality of the driver's license suspension or apply for a specific business license. With the help of a legal professional, and depending on the circumstances that surround your DUI case, you could protect your license from suspension.
According to Florida DUI and Administration Suspension Laws, license suspension rules for people arrested for DUI can include the following:
- First Conviction: minimum of 180 days revocation, up to 1 year
- Second Conviction within 5 years of Prior DUI: minimum 5 years revocation, eligible for hardship reinstatement within 1 year
- Third Conviction within 10 years of Prior DUI: minimum 10 years revocation, eligible for hardship reinstatement within 2 years
- Fourth Conviction and DUI Manslaughter: mandatory permanent revocation, no hardship reinstatement
- DUI Manslaughter: mandatory permanent revocation; if no past convictions, may qualify for hardship reinstatement after 5 years
- DUI with Injury: minimum 3-year revocation
- Underage DUI: mandatory 6-month revocation, 1 year for a refusal of chemical tests
Contact Our Firm to Get Fierce Advocacy on Your Behalf
At Jonathan Blecher, P.A., I have defended more than 3,000 DUI cases and suspended license cases since 1982. As a former prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience, I have been trusted time and time again by residents throughout Miami-Dade County to represent their DUI-related matters in Florida. My extensive knowledge and dedication to providing my clients with high-quality legal service has earned me a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo.
I know how important your driving privileges are and that, for many people, is the basis of a steady source of income. If you are ready to begin discussing your DUI matters, contact my firm as soon as possible. I handle each case that comes through my doors personally and directly, so call now to schedule a free case evaluation with me.
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“He was forthright, truthful and honest in his representation and delivered exactly what he said. As of yesterday, my record has been sealed. I was very happy with this action.”- Connie
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