DUI Defense Strategy - DMV Proceedings

South Florida DUI Attorney Lawrence B. Wolk Can Guide You Through DMV Proceedings Following a Drunk Driving Arrest in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties

When you're arrested for drunk driving, your day in court will come. DUI is a criminal offense prosecuted in the court system. What many Florida drivers don't realize, however, is that being arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol also starts a number of proceedings of the Department of Motor Vehicles, which are completely separate from those taking place in the court system.

Upon arrest for DUI, the arresting officer will keep your driver's license and the DMV automatically suspends it for six months. If this isn't your first DUI arrest, the suspension period for your driver's license will be even longer.

The first 10 days of that period, you'll be issued a temporary driving permit, which becomes effective 12 hours after your arrest and allows you to drive as you would with a regular driver's license. That 10-day window is your opportunity to appeal to the DMV for a hardship license - one that will allow you to retain your driving privilege for getting yourself to and from work, essential errands and medical appointments.

Time moves fast in the days and weeks following a DUI arrest, so don't delay contacting Lawrence B. Wolk & Associates at (888) 965-5529 so that you can avoid the hassle and inconvenience of not having the right to drive.

DUI Formal Review Hearings

The Law Offices of Lawrence B. Wolk & Associates Can Guide You Throughthe Administrative proceedings relating to your driver license and privilege to drive in the State of Florida after being arrested on the charge of DUI. This proces is separate and apart from the actual criminal charges and relates solely to the issues relating to your driving priviliges. At the Law Offices of Lawrence B. Wolk, we can handle that proceeding for you, without your need to attend the hearings.

Please remember after being arrested for DUI, the Florida Uniform Traffic Citation for DUI will act as your driver license for the next ten(10) days following the date of arrest, if your citation is marked eligible for permit at the bottom of the citation. The citation MUST be kept on your person at all times. I would advise you to go to the DMV and obtain a Florida Identification card as ID.

The Administrative process begins the day after your arrest, the following actions are clear and distinct, YOU must file your request in writing to demand a Formal Review Hearing, by doing that at your local Department of Motor Vehicle Administrative Office within ten(10) days after your arrest. There is a special form that is used and I have those forms and instructions for your convenience at my office. The requesting of the hearing will not only preserve those issues relating to your driver license, but will also allow you to obtain a permit to drive, which will be valid for approximately 20 to 60 days. During that period of time you will be able to drive for Business Purposes Only. The definition of a BPO license is that which will allow you all necessary driving to maintain YOUR liveliehood.

If you gave a breath test of .08 or greater your privilige to drive MAYBE suspended for a period of six(6)months. If you refused to take the breath test and this is your first offense for DUI, then your driving privileges MAYBE suspended for a period of twelve(12) months. If this is a second or subsequent DUI arrest a period of eighteen(18) months MAYBE imposed. Let my firm defend you!!!

Remember it is a privilege to drive in the State of Florida, so you need to preserve that.  

Make the necessary call to The Law Offices of Lawrence B. Wolk at (888) 965-5529, so that you can avoid the hassle and inconvenience of not having the right to drive.