DUI ADMINISTRATIVE DL SUSPENSION

What is an Administrative Suspension

  • When you were arrested, you were given a 10-day permit to drive.
  • You have 10 calendar-days to challenge the administrative suspension of your privilege to drive--Yes, Saturday and Sunday counts.

If you submitted to a breath sample of .08 or above

  • You can drive for 10-days using the DUI citation.
  • Unless you hire a DUI Attorney to request a Formal DHSMV Review Hearing, you will not be able to drive at all for the following thirty-day period. Afterwards you may then be eligible for a hardship license.

If you refused to submit a breath sample

  • You can drive for 10-days using the DUI citation.
  • Unless you hire an DUI Attorney to request a Formal DHSMV Review Hearing, you will not be able to drive at all for the following ninety days. Afterwards you may then be eligible for a hardship license.

Special Provisions for First Time DUI Offenders

  • You can waive the Formal Review Hearing & obtain a hardship immediately. This means uninterrupted driving.
  • No 30-day or 90-day suspension.
  • But not so fast, this can have serious consequences if you have a subsequent DUI or Refusal. We will help you weigh your options and decide what is the best course.
  • Your attorney must file documents within 10-days!

How we can help you keep on driving:

  • File all necessary paperwork.
  • File request for Formal Review.
  • Challenge paperwork, witnesses and evidence at hearing for legal sufficiency at the Administrative Hearing.
  • Help you obtain a hardship license if your license is suspended. Guide you through the process: what kinds of​ questions they will ask, what you should get done before applying, etc.

HOW WE CAN PREPARE A DUI DEFENSE

01

MEET WITH CLIENT

​FREE consultation. Meet at your convenience, including weekends. We need to act fast to try to secure your driving privilege.

02

ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

​​Request a formal review hearing or waiver within 10 days and guide you through the process.

03

GATHER EVIDENCE

​Get police reports, lab reports, roadside videos and testing facility video.

04

REVIEW WITH YOU

Review evidence. Eval history, medical ailments, day-of-arrest activities & level of impairment. Decide whether to accept possible diversion or litigate case.

05

REVIEW WITH YOU

1st DUI may be eligible for DUI Diversion. Review eligibility. Even if you are initially ineligible, we may still be able to get you a diversion. See below!

06

HIRE INVESTIGATOR

​Examine DUI scene. Look for road & other conditions which affected performance. Take photos & measurements. Gather officer's other DUI reports to look for patterns.

07

MOTION DEFENSE

File pre-trial motion to suppress a bad traffic stop or illegally obtained evidence.

08

DEFEND THE CASE

Use DUI prosecution knowledge to help you achieve a better outcome: dismissed case, diversion, better plea, or trial.

Dui Diversion

What is the DUI Diversion?

  • It is a program for 1st Time DUI Offenders.
  • You must plead Guilty to Reckless Driving, a second degree misdemeanor.
  • You will receive a Withhold of Adjudication--you will NOT be Convicted!
  • Your DUI will be Nolle Prossed--Dropped!

When must I decide to accept the DUI Diversion?

  • Must be accepted at satellite courthouse--BEFORE CASE IS MOVED DOWNTOWN!
  • Don't delay your case. Call (561) 847-4726 to get us started now.

Program Eligibility

  • 1st DUI
  • No Crash
  • Valid Driver's License at time of arrest
  • No prior prison sentence
  • No accompanying felony or possession of paraphernalia/controlled substance charge with DUI arrest

What is involved?

  • Two Tiers: Depends on blood alcohol levels or Refusal
  • Plea of guilty to Reckless Driving--Withhold of Adjudication
  • 12 Months of Probation
  • DUI School
  • Substance Abuse Evaluation and Any Recommended Treatment
  • You must not possess or consume alcohol or drugs without a valid prescription
  • Random drug testing
  • Community Service
  • One session of the Victim Impact Panel
  • Your vehicle will be immobilized for 10 days
  • Ignition Interlock or SCRAM Monitor or Visual Alcohol Monitoring
  • Fines and Court Costs​