If you have ever received a
DUI or known someone who has, then you understand that the repercussions are
complex and costly, even if no accidents or injuries were sustained as
a result of the offense.
If you live in
Miami, Florida, and you are seeking the guidance of a
DUI attorney, then you are already on the right path to understanding your options
and determining the best path forward.
When it boils down to it, there are three options available within the
first 10 days following a DUI arrest:
Option 1: If nothing is done within the first 10 days, you stand to face
a 30-day hard suspension of your license, which means you cannot drive
for any reason for that period. After that, you can apply to DUI school
and try to obtain a hardship license, which will only allow you to drive
to and from work.
Option 2: A DUI lawyer can help you demand a formal review hearing and
help you extend your permit to drive out by another 42 days prior to the
hearing. This option is the only one that gives the defendant the ability
to try to invalidate the suspension, which is a significant advantage
in the long run because it is removed from your driving record. If you
lose the formal review hearing, you will face a 30-day hard suspension
term. You will then be able to apply for a hardship license that will
last the remainder of the 6-month suspension term.
Option 3: If this is your first DUI, you have 10 days to pay for DUI school,
pay $25 for a hearing, and apply for a hardship license at the cost of
hundreds of dollars for reinstatement. This skips the 30-day hard suspension
term but leaves no room to invalidate the suspension from your record.
If you live in Miami, and you need a DUI attorney to help you with option
2, then contact the law offices of
Parks and Braxton today for a free consultation.