DHSMV Hearings in Orlando
Florida DUI Ten-Day Rule
You have only ten days following an arrest for
DUI to take action and request an administrative hearing with the Department
of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Otherwise, you will most likely
be subject to an automatic driver's license revocation lasting anywhere
from 180 days to a year if this is your first drunk driving offense. The
process begins when the arresting police officer takes your driver's
license and issues you a temporary permit, followed by notifying the DHSMV
of the situation. An arrest for driving under the influence gives you
two separate cases to fight: one in criminal court where the possible
penalties include fines, community service and even jail, and another with the DHSMV
where your license is at stake.
Let Us Defend Your Driver's License
Orlando DUI attorney from Parks & Braxton, PA is ready to meet with you to discuss the
circumstances of your arrest and begin working on a strategy to defend
your driver's license. Our team has over 45 years of combined legal
experience, and we have earned an outstanding reputation for our success
in representing individuals who have been accused of drinking and driving.
Don't delay in seeking our help before your ten-day deadline has run
out-we are available nights, weekends and even holidays, 24/7.
What happens at a DHMSV hearing?
The administrative hearing is similar to a criminal trial, but is generally
less formal and follows somewhat different rules of procedure. The hearing
officer will study the evidence submitted by the police officer, whose
presence is not required at the hearing. Your attorney will have the opportunity
to introduce evidence, cross-examine witnesses and challenge issues such
as whether there was probable cause to pull you over, whether you were
demonstrably under the influence of impairing substances or whether the
chemical tests which you performed were correctly administered and analyzed.
Many people in your position lose their licenses because they give up
hope of beating the charges, but with our guidance and dedicated representation,
you may be able to preserve your driving privileges.