Why Are the Days Following a DUI Charge Critical for My Drivers License in Florida?

Why Are The Days Following A DUI Charge Critical For My Driver's License In Florida?

In Florida, you have 10 days before you have to make the decision whether you are going to demand a hearing. During that 10 day period, the other option for someone who's never had a DUI before is to register for DUI School. Once you've shown that you've enrolled in DUI School, on a first offense DUI, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles will issue a Business Purpose Only (BPO) license that is good for the entire administrative suspension.

Every DUI case is actually two separate cases. There's an administrative case before the DMV and there is a court case before a judge. Both can suspend your license but they're completely independent of each other. They don't even communicate with each other.

For more information on Driver's License Consequences In A DUI Case, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (786) 579-2100 today.

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Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Examination (written and oral) in Honolulu in 2008, and was recertified in 2013. He was one of the first 50 lawyers granted national board certification in DUI Defense, and is nationally recognized as an authority in DUI law.

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Board Certification as a DUI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. Formal NHTSA Certification as an Instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests given by police in DUI cases. Formal training as a NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluator. ("Drug Evaluation & Classification") Formal training to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000, Florida's official breath test instrument. Extensive experience in teaching other attorneys how to handle DUI cases. Hundreds of jury trials both as defense lawyer and as prosecutor. Florida's State Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense.