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Drivers License Restoration

Driver's License Restoration

License Suspension & DMV Hearings

Florida law states that a police officer must confiscate a motorist's driver's license upon arresting them for DUI and issue them a temporary license. This temporary license only lasts for 10 days, after which it expires and the individual must wait for the completion of their DUI trial to find out whether or not their suspension will continue due to a conviction and criminal sentence. Drivers can fight to restore their license, however, by requesting a DMV hearing within 10 days of their DUI arrest. They must do so within that time frame or else forfeit their right to obtain a hardship license.

Hardship Licenses in Brevard County

Administrative DMV hearings allow an individual to argue in their defense before an administrative judge and request a hardship license. Grounds for defense may include police misconduct or a faulty breathalyzer test. If the administrative judge decides that a motorist will suffer extreme hardship if unable to drive, or that they were wrongfully arrested, a hardship license may be granted. This is a temporary license that allows a person to drive to and from specific locations, such as work or school, so that they are not unduly affected by driver's license suspension while their criminal trial is in progress. If their trial results in a verdict of "not guilty," or if the case is dismissed altogether, the individual's license will be immediately reinstated. If their case results in a "guilty" verdict, however, they will suffer the full term of their license suspension.

Why do I need a DUI defense lawyer?

Defendants are not required to have legal counsel or representation during a DMV hearing. It is extremely beneficial to have such representation, however, since a Brevard County DUI lawyer will have the knowledge and experience to present the strongest possible argument. By having a DUI attorney by your side during a DMV hearing, you will be able to present excellent evidence to prove that your charges are poorly founded and / or that you genuinely need a temporary license to avoid hardship. License suspension could cause you to lose your job if you are not granted temporary driving privileges, so retain Parks & Braxton, PA today.

Hire a Brevard County DUI Lawyer

With over 40 years of combined experience, the legal team at Parks & Braxton, PA has what it takes to win a dismissal of your DUI case. We have won thousands of defense cases over the years and are more than capable of defending you from charges of DUI with injury, out-of-state DUI, and much more. Fill out our free online case evaluation form to set up your complimentary consultation with a member of our team. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner you can get your license restored. We serve Brevard County, Daytona, and Volusia County.

Obtain Immediate Legal Help

To save your license, you must act within 10 days. Get in touch with our firm by calling 321.593.0222, or fill out the form here.

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