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DMV Hearing

Palm Beach DMV Hearings

Legal Representation from a Palm Beach DUI Attorney

As stipulated by Florida state law, a person arrested for driving under the influence will have only ten days from the time of their arrest to schedule a hearing at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, referred to as both the DMV and the DHSMV. Hearings of this nature will address the recent DUI arrest, and it is at this time that the decision will be made as to whether or not you will be permitted to retain your driver's license and your right to drive.

This is a defendant's sole opportunity to protect against driver's license suspension; therefore, it is absolutely crucial that attendance at these hearings be accompanied by a Palm Beach criminal attorney from our firm. The length of a suspension will be based on assessment of a number of different circumstances, including breath & blood test results or refusal to submit to tests of this nature at all . Drivers whose intoxication level yields results greater than .08% could be subjected to license suspension of up to six months, and those who refused to submit to these tests altogether could lose their driving privileges for 12 to 18 months.

Ten-Day Rule for Palm Beach DUI Cases

The one and only way to prevent a license from being legally suspended is during the formal review process, also referred to as the DMV hearing, and this will need to be scheduled within ten days time from the original arrest. The interim time between application for a review and the actual review date will be compensated for with a permit that allows for approximately 45 days of restricted driving. Arrestees will also be permitted to drive for up to ten days after their license has been suspended, assuming that the driver's license was valid prior to the DUI citation, and under the assumption that actions are being taken to schedule a DMV hearing.

DUI Lawyer in Palm Beach: Defense at Your DHSMV Hearing

At Parks & Braxton, PA we will make the call to the DMV for you and schedule a hearing on your behalf. We will then get to work reviewing your case and assessing how to best represent you when the time comes for your official DMV hearing. The Florida DMV is the only regulating system that has the authority to revoke or suspend a driver's license in the state, so it is very important to have quality representation during your formal review. We have successfully handled dozens upon dozens of DMV hearings and license suspension review cases, and we are ready to put our skills to work for you next. DMV hearings are overseen by an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles who will serve as both judge and prosecutor of the case.

With a former prosecutor on our defense team, we know exactly what needs to be said and done to challenge the evidence brought against you and argue on behalf of your right to maintain driving privileges. Matters handled in the DMV courts are taken just as seriously as those handled in the adult criminal court system, so we bring the same level of professionalism and aggression that we would employ in any other type of criminal offense to DUI offenses as well. In any legal defense, you will need to feel secure in the tactics and skill set of your representative attorney. We have the knowledge and legal acumen it takes to address cases of this nature, and we will not rest until these skills haven't been successfully put to work for you. Our firm has already successfully handled thousands of similar cases, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you today.

To take advantage of the skills that can be put to work during your DMV hearing, do not wait to contact a Palm Beach DUI lawyer from the firm as soon as possible. We can take your call 24 / 7.

Obtain Immediate Legal Help

To save your license, you must act within 10 days. Get in touch with our firm by calling 561.948.0880, or fill out the form here.

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