If you were arrested for DUI, you probably received a driver’s license suspension for blowing over the legal limit or refusing to take the breath test. If you did not request a Formal Review Hearing, your license was suspended for 6 months, 12 months, or 18 months depending on your particular situation. On top of that, if you took a plea to your DUI case, the judge ordered another license suspension for 6-12 months.
After serving your suspension, you must then go to DMV and apply to get your license reinstated. Most people who do not hire an attorney are not aware that they have to complete DUI school and present this information to the DMV to get their license reinstated. Only after you are pulled over for a traffic violation do most people realize this.
If you had a DUI suspension, we invite you to contact us so that we can determine your license status. You may still have a suspension on your record. Our attorneys will guide you through the process so that you can make sure your license is fine.
If you were charged with having a suspended license because of a DUI suspension, this is a serious issue. In Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach, the prosecutors have a policy to offer those driving on a DUI suspension a minimum of 30 days in jail.
If you are in this situation, let our experienced attorneys help you. We know the judges in these counties. We know which judges agree with the prosecutor’s policy and which ones do not. We can present your case directly to the judge and possible resolve your case without jail. We may also be able to win your suspended license case outright. For example, you may have been pulled over for an invalid purpose, such as illegal tint or failure to maintain a single lane. We may also be able to show the judge that you were entitled to obtain a hardship license but failed to do so because of your ignorance of the law.
Most importantly, we may be able to get your license reinstated even while you have a suspended license charge pending. If we are able to do this, we can usually resolve your case quickly without jail time by simply showing your new license to the judge.