Most of us rely on our cars to get to work, take our kids to school, go to Church, or any other of a number of daily activities. If you do not have a driver’s license, your ability to lawfully drive is put at risk, and you may end up having to rely on a friend or family member for transportation. If you do not have a reliable friend or family member, you may have to resort to public transportation or get around by taxi or another paid service. Having to resort to such measures for your day-to-day travel can be frustrating and become expensive. So, if your driver’s license has been suspended, it is critical that you take the steps necessary to fight for your right to drive and maintain at least a limited right to be on the road.
One of the most common causes of driver license suspension is in the case of a DUI. If your license is taken away from you as a result of being arrested for DUI, you have to act fast to fight that suspension. This type of license suspension is an administrative suspension that accompanies the criminal DUI charges, and it has to be defended just as aggressively as you defend the criminal portion of the DUI case. Here are some things you can do to fight the administrative suspension of your driver’s license when you get charged with DUI:
• Within ten days of the arrest, make a request for administrative review of your license suspension.
• Attend the administrative hearing, and present evidence in your favor as to why your right to drive should not be taken away from you.
Doing these things requires fast action on your part, as soon as you are arrested for DUI. You should also be prepared to assist your attorney in putting together facts that demonstrate your need to maintain your driver’s license, and provide any documentation or other tangible evidence in your possession that supports your position. The type of evidence needed varies from case to case, because no two cases are the same. A knowledgeable DUI defense attorney will know what types of things are beneficial to your case, and will help you gather the evidence needed. In many cases, even if you are not given back your license, you can obtain a limited right to drive. If you are given a limited right to drive, there are certain restrictions on your driving capabilities. Our office has experience helping people defend not only the criminal DUI charge against them, but also in pursuing remedies regarding your right to drive. We make sure you understand the case as it applies to your particular set of circumstances, so you can receive an outcome that meets your needs.
If you have questions about DUI’s or you’re driving privileges, call our office for answers. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Key West.