Miami DUI Attorney
Suspended Licenses & DUI in Florida
When a Florida driver is arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) he or she will face administrative license suspension proceedings as well as a criminal case in court. License suspension after a DUI arrest is automatic, based on the grounds that the driver either failed or refused a chemical test used to gauge his or her blood alcohol concentration.
You have the right to challenge license suspension. In Florida, you have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to contact the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV or DMV) to request a Formal Review of your license suspension. This will be an administrative hearing held to allow a driver to challenge the suspension of his or her license. Although legal representation is not required because this is not a court matter, having an experienced Miami DUI lawyer at your side will most often serve to positively impact the outcome of your hearing.
A Miami DUI attorney experienced in handling Florida DHSMV hearings can challenge the suspension of your license by building evidence in your favor that proves that you did not actually fail a breath test or blood test, or that you did not refuse the test.
Suspended License Due to a Drunk Driving Conviction?
If your driver's license has already been suspended due to a drunk driving conviction, an attorney can also assist you in seeking a restricted license to drive for limited purposes, such as for employment or education alone.
As an experienced DUI and criminal defense lawyer, Michael Mirer handles all types of drunk driving cases for clients throughout Miami and the surrounding areas in South Florida. He also takes on cases involving driving on a suspended license, as well as challenging license suspension due to serious traffic violations such as reckless driving or hit and run.
Contact attorney Michael Mirer today if you would like a free consultation regarding your license suspension matter.