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Florida's 10-Day DMV Rule for DUI

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If you have been charged with a DUI, you will not only face possible criminal penalties, but an administrative license suspension enforced by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) as well. However, these suspensions are not automatic and they can be fought—if the accused acts quickly. Under Florida law, accused drivers have 10 days from their arrest to request an administrative hearing to fight their suspension or appeal for an alternate resolution.

The good news is that these drivers do not have to face their hearing alone and a knowledgeable Tampa DUI defense lawyer can be an invaluable asset before a DHSMV hearing board. At Taracks & Associates, our Tampa DUI lawyer have extensive legal experience. We've helped numerous clients not only fight their criminal DUI charges, but also act quickly to combat their administrative penalties, as well.

Do not hesitate to fight your administrative suspension. Call our team today at (813) 990-0599 to start exploring your options.

The DHSMV Hearing Process

If you have been arrested for DUI, law enforcement will seize your license and provide you with a citation that will allow you to drive for 10 days. This 10-day period is also the window you have to contact the DHSMV and request an administrative hearing to challenge and review your DUI charge. When your request is received, you will then receive a 45-day driving permit. This will allow you to continue to drive while your hearing is scheduled and held.

What can you do at a DHSMV administrative hearing:

  • You can challenge the arresting officer's probable cause for your DUI stop
  • You can introduce other factors that could affect (or overturn) your DUI case
  • You can apply for a hardship license

It is also possible to forgo your hearing and enroll in DUI school in order to obtain a BPO (Business Purpose Only) license. If you do choose a hearing and already have acquired counsel (and it is recommended that you do) your attorney can speak for you on your behalf during your hearing and ensure that the most compelling argument possible is put before the administrative board.

Take Action with Taracks & Associates

No matter what your circumstances are following your DUI arrest, the key is to act quickly and contact a Tampa criminal defense attorney. Within that 10-day period, it is advised to that you speak to proven DUI counsel, assess your options, and proceed in a way that best accommodates your legal goals.

Our team at Taracks & Associates is ready to have that conversation with you. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.

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With more than 30 years of experience on both sides of the law, Attorney Barry Taracks has the knowledge and insight needed to build an effective defense for you. 

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  • Charged with DUI Case Dismissed
  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
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  • 3rd DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
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