If you have been arrested for drunk driving, one administrative penalty you will face is license suspension or revocation. A DUI will result in license suspension unless you fight that suspension with the DHSMV. Driver's license revocation periods are as follows:
The time at which you can petition for a license reinstatement is dependent on the circumstances of your DUI offense as well as any prior offenses. A Tampa DUI lawyer from Taracks & Associates can fight for you so that your license is not suspended or revoked in the first place, but if it is, we can help you petition for a reinstatement or hardship license.
An attorney will be able to evaluate your case and help you determine when you can petition for a reinstatement of your driver's license. For example, if you have been arrested for your second DUI within five years, then you might be eligible for a hardship reinstatement after one year. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, and your license is suspended, you may have to serve out the entirety of that period before you can petition to have your license reinstated. If you wish to drive before this, then you might consider a hardship license.
Your license will not automatically be given back to you after your period of suspension is over, but our Tampa DUI attorneys will help you fill out all the necessary paperwork with the DHSMV so that it can be restored. As of July 1, 2013, Florida has updated administrative license suspension laws. People who are required to drive for business purposes such as driving to school or work may be able to keep their right to drive during this period. Speak with our Tampa DUI attorneys to learn more about this recent change.
Wondering how you can get a hardship license in Florida? To qualify, you will have to prove that there is sufficient need for you to drive, and that there is no other reasonable option for transportation. The way to get a hardship license is to petition to the DHSMV. Some DUI offenders may have to wait for a certain period of time before they can request a hardship license. Those regulations are as follows:
Taracks & Associates understands how important your right to drive is. This is why we fight for clients so that their driving privileges can be restored. Our team of former prosecutors can help you file the necessary paperwork and make a compelling petition so that you can drive again.
If you have been arrested for any DUI-related offense or another traffic offense that could put your driving privileges at risk, contact a Tampa DUI defense lawyer at our firm. Florida has strict regulations when it comes to license suspension and revocation, which is why skillful defense after an initial arrest is necessary. If you have been arrested on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving, you have the right to remain silent and you have the right to legal counsel.
Let our Tampa criminal defense lawyers provide you with the exceptional legal counsel you need so that you do not have to endure a suspension in the first place. If your license has already been suspended, then we can advise you on how to get it restored. Call us today!